Hughes electric/cesium rocket engine. 5.6 naN. In Development, 1962-1964. Isp=8050s. 8 cm diameter cesium contact ion engine was designed to operate at 0.6 kW.
The cesium flow was controlled by a boiler and the porous tungsten ionizer electrode. Beam power supply voltage was 4500 V.
Electrical Input Power: 0.60 kW.
Status: In Development, 1962-1964..
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Thrust: 0.0000 N (0.0000 lbf).
Specific impulse: 8,050 s.
First Launch: 1964.
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