Probe diagnostics of low-power stationary plasma thruster plume

1Maksymenko, TA, 1Loyan, AV, 1Koshelev, NN
1National aerospace university 'Kharkiv Aviation Institute', Kharkiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2005, 11 ;(Supplement1):024-027
Publication Language: Russian
Abstract: 
Plume parameters of several thruster systems consisting of low-power stationary plasma thruster and cathode are investigated using electrostatic probe method. Influence of magnetic circuit and cathode type on thruster characteristics is determined.
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