Thursday, November 1, 2012

Plasma Jet Electric Thrusters for Spacecraft




**UPDATE: This project has been funded!**

Our technical objectives for this thruster development project are to meet or exceed the following thruster performance goals:

Design and construct a high density gas fed plasma thruster operated at an average continuous input power level of about 1.0 kW

Achieve a specific impulse (Isp) of 2000 sec (which means an average exhaust velocity of about 20,000 m/s)

Operate at 5 pulses per second (5 Hz) for a minimum duration of one minute

Support this project at Kickstarter.

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