The ablative pulsed plasma thruster (APPT) with the divided mechanism of plasma ionization and acceleration
Aerospace propulsion engineering
Аuthors, *, *
Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4, Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, А-80, GSP-3, 125993, Russia
AbstractPaper is devoted to the perspective direction of development of ablative pulse plasma thrusters (APPT) – engines with two-stage system of acceleration of a working body. The principle of action of APPT’s, various types of thrusters, their merits and demerits, possibilities of increase of there characteristics and problems accompanying are considered.
Keywords:electrorocket thruster; the ablative pulse plasma thruster; the plasma accelerator; the plasma source; the small space vehicle