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TAL-WSF HAL effect thruster
TsNIIMASH electric/xenon rocket engine. 12 mN. Isp=1350s. Hall effect thruster with anode layer. Export version of D-55 thruster developed under NASA/BMDO contract for flight test under RHETT-II program. Used for satellite orbital altitude maintenance.

Taken to flight model stage. Thrust 4 to 12 mN, power requirement 0.8 to 2.5 kW, specific impulse 1350-2750 seconds, efficiency 55%.

Application: WSF.


Electrical Input Power: 2.50 kW.

Status: Development.
Thrust: 0.0120 N (0.0020 lbf).
Specific impulse: 1,350 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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