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In-Space Propulsion Solar Electric Propulsion Program Overview of 2006The primary source of electric propulsion development throughout NASA is implemented by the In-Space Propulsion Technology Project at the NASA MSFC under the management of the Science Mission Directorate. The Solar Electric Propulsion technology area's objective is to develop near and mid-term SEP technology to enhance or enable mission capture while minimizing risk and cost to the end user. Major activities include developing NASA s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT), implementing a Standard Architecture, and developing a long life High Voltage Hall Accelerator (HiVHAC). Lower level investments include advanced feed system development, advanced cathode testing and xenon recovery testing. Progress on current investments and future plans are discussed.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Baggett, Randy M.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Hulgan, Wendy W.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Dankanich, John W.
(Gray Research, Inc. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Bechtel, Robert T.
(Gray Research, Inc. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2006
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper 2006-4463
Meeting Information
AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference(Sacramento, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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