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TsNIIMASH electric/xenon rocket engine. 1.5 mN. Development. Isp=1400s. Hall effect thruster with anode layer, designed for satellite station-keeping and attitude control. Taken to engineering model stage.

Thrust 0.5 to 1.5 mN, power requirement 0.2 to 0.4 kW, specific impulse 1400-2500 seconds, efficiency 40%.

Electrical Input Power: 0.40 kW.

Status: Development.
Thrust: 0.0015 N (0.0003 lbf).
Specific impulse: 1,400 s.

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  • TsNIIMASH Russian manufacturer of rocket engines. Central Scientific-Research Institute for Machine Building, Russia. More...

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  • Electric/Xenon The many versions of electric engines use electric or magnetic fields to accelerate ionized elements to high velocity, creating thrust. The power source can be a nuclear reactor or thermal-electric generator, or solar panels. Proposed as propellant for some ion motors. More...

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