Developing a space shuttle experiment for Hall and pulsed plasma thrusters
Author(s)Thomas, Stephanie (Stephanie Jeanne), 1977-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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Very little data on Hall and Pulsed Plasma Thrusters has been taken in the hard vacuum of space. The Environment Effects Verifatication experiment is designed to take archival-quality data in space in the plume and far-field regions of these thrusters. Student involvement is a key element of the experiment, which is supported by the Massachusetts Space Grant and the Education branch of NASA. Design of the experiment is currently in the preliminary phase. A new facility at MIT, called the Micro Propulsion Lab, is available for testing related to this experiment, and some initial ground tests of a lab model Hall thruster have been completed.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2001.Includes bibliographical references (p. 93-96).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aeronautics and Astronautics.