Accession Number:

ADA386855

Title:

Numerical Study of Cold Gas Micronozzle Flows

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Due to their simplicity, low-thrust cold-gas propulsion systems have the potential to provide orbital maneuvering capability for small, micro- and even nano-satellites. Each specific mission where cold gas thrusters will be used places a unique set of requirements on the system. For example, micro-spacecraft with masses of 1 - 50 kg, will require thrust levels for typical orbital maintenance maneuvers of 0.1 - 1OmN.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE