An experimental colloid thruster package for nano satellites

Stark, John, Kent, Barry, Alexander, Matt, Stevens, Bob and Liddle, Douglas (2004) An experimental colloid thruster package for nano satellites. In: 40th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 2004-07-11 - 2004-07-14.

Full text not available from this repository.


The advent of Micro and Nano satellites coupled with the maturity of micro fabrication technology has lead to a reappraisal of the potential for colloid thrusters. When produced as micro fabricated arrays, colloid thruster emitter heads enable new mission opportunities to be explored. We outline here the implications and system advantages of using micro fabricated colloid thrusters to implement a project in which a nano satellite co-flies with a micro satellite. We show that the mass of the propulsion elements of the selected mission, which has been previously demonstrated using cold gas thruster, could be reduced by about a factor 2 using colloids.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: aerospace engineering,control and systems engineering,electrical and electronic engineering ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2202
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Engineering
Related URLs:
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2022 17:30
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2024 01:51

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item