Pulsed Plasma Space Experiment Study.
Final rept. 16 Sep-30 Oct 81,
FAIRCHILD REPUBLIC CO FARMINGDALE NY
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A study was carried out to determine an appropriate space experiment for the millipound pulsed plasma thruster. The objectives of the experiment were 1 Verification of ground based measurements related to thruster performance, plume and plume effects characterization, and electromagnetic compatibility 2 Make such measurements that cannot be accurately made in ground based facilities 3 Demonstrate the operation of the PPT in the space environment and its compatibility with typical space craft systems. Three vehicle options were considered in the study, and a cost analysis based on 1981 dollars was carried out. Author
- Electric and Ion Propulsion
- Unmanned Spacecraft