Influence of ionization and acceleration chamber geometry on the characteristics of a stationary plasma engine

1Balashov, VN
1Yangel Yuzhnoye State Design Office, Dnipro, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2004, 10 ;(Supplement1):030-033
Publication Language: Russian
Presented in this paper are results of estimation of effects of the ionization/acceleration chamber geometry and material upon the operability of plasma thrusters. The processes developing in the ionization/acceleration chamber are considered. Shown also the processes of formation of zones in the ionization/acceleration chamber, and the results of analyzing the effects of these processes on the thruster operability.
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