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Status of the J-series 30-cm mercury ion thrusterThis paper describes the status of the 30-cm J-series mercury ion thruster. This thruster was baselined for the Solar Electric Propulsion System (SEPS) vehicle. This thruster is described and several modifications plus suggested modifications are presented. Some of the modifications resulted from tests performed with the thruster. The operational characteristics of eight J-series thrusters are presented. Isolator contamination and flake formation are also discussed.
Document ID
19830031261
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Kami, S. (Hughes Research Labs. Malibu, CA, United States)
Dulgeroff, C. R. (Hughes Research Laboratories Malibu, CA, United States)
Bechtel, R. T. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1982
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 82-1904
Meeting Information
Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, and DGLR, International Electric Propulsion Conference(New Orleans, LA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS3-22655
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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