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TM-50


TsNIIMASH electric/xenon rocket engine. 250 mN. Development. Isp=3000s. Hall effect thruster with anode layer, designed for satellite orbital raising. Taken to engineering model stage.

Thrust 100 to 250 mN, power requirement 20 to 50 kW, specific impulse 3000-7000 seconds, efficiency 75%.

Electrical Input Power: 50.00 kW.

Status: Development.
Thrust: 0.25 N (0.05 lbf).
Specific impulse: 3,000 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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