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Hall Electric Thruster

Credit: Boeing / Rocketdyne
TsNIIMASH / Rocketdyne electric/xenon rocket engine. 3 N. Development. Isp=1600s. Satellite orbit raising and station-keeping applications. Electric, pressure-fed. Variable 80 mN - 3.0 N thrust, specific impulse 1600 to 3500 seconds.

Throttled thrust(vac): 0.80 N (0.17 lbf).

Status: Development.
Thrust: 3.00 N (0.60 lbf).
Specific impulse: 1,600 s.
First Launch: 1999.

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