Physics, mathematics, and technology

2012 Issue №4

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Hall effect thrusters for small-sized spacecrafts



The results of investigation tests and comparative analysis of various low-power Electric Propulsion (EP) designed for their application as a part of electric propulsion systems (EPS) for small-sized spacecrafts are presented. Based on the analysis of main parameters and characteristics, the most prospective scheme of the EP design has been selected.


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