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TAL-38 HAL effect thruster
TsNIIMASH electric/xenon rocket engine. 8 mN. Development. Isp=2500s. Hall effect thruster with anode layer. Export version of D-38, developed under NASA contract for satellite station-keeping and attitude control. Taken to engineering model stage.

Thrust 2.5 to 8 mN, power requirement 0.4 to 1.0 kW, specific impulse 1300-2500 seconds, efficiency 45%.

Application: Satellite station-keeping and attitude control..


Electrical Input Power: 1.00 kW.

Status: Development.
Thrust: 0.0080 N (0.0017 lbf).
Specific impulse: 2,500 s.

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

Associated Propellants
  • 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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