Stationary Plasma Thrusters in Russia: Problems and Perspectives
AbstractThe state of the Stationary Plasma Thruster (SPT) development in Russia and directions of their further development are considered in this paper. It is shown that development of thrusters of different power is reasonable nowadays including development of the medium power SPT with increased specific impulse and life time. The problems appearing in the different directions of development are considered also.
Keywords:stationary plasma thruster (SPT); spacecraft (S/C)