Engineering & Technology

Engineering & Technology

A Review of an Ionic Thruster

Pages: 9  ,  Volume: 21  ,  Issue: 1 , January   2019
Received: 05 Feb 2019  ,  Published: 07 February 2019
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Authors

# Author Name
1 Ei Ei Khaing

Abstract

The world space market evolves towards low-cost solutions, electric propulsion is going to supersede current chemical devices over the next few years. Ion thrusters are the most developed electric engines intended for propelling spacecraft during in space maneuvers, offering the highest efficiencies at reasonable power and thrust levels. Ionic thruster of a satellite provided a changes in velocity, which can be achieved over long periods of time. On the other thruster plays an important role in attitude control operation system (ACS) including station keeping, attitude control, misalignment of satellite position, orbit maneuver and deep space missions.

Keywords

  • propelling spacecraft; space maneuvers; attitude control operation system; orbit; space missions
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