IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Electrostatic thrusters for microgravity propulsion in a pressurized environment

2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference

Author(s): Saenz-Otero, A. ; Pina, A. ; Wellman, G. ; Lozano, P. ; Garriott, R.
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 March 2010
Conference Location: Big Sky, MT, USA, USA
Conference Date: 6 March 2010
Page(s): 1 - 15
ISBN (CD): 978-1-4244-3888-4
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-4244-3887-7
ISSN (CD): 1095-323X
ISSN (Paper): 1095-323X
DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2010.5446772
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Motivated by long-term human exploration missions which could benefit from robotic assistants, a prototype thruster based on an Ion-Drag Pump was developed. This thruster utilizes no consumable... View More

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