Accession Number:

ADB064599

Title:

Pulsed Plasma Space Experiment Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 16 Sep-30 Oct 81,

Corporate Author:

FAIRCHILD REPUBLIC CO FARMINGDALE NY

Report Date:

1982-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Electric and Ion Propulsion
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE