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Sep 20

Discharge-mode testing of the X-EPT microwave ECR gridded Ion thruster for telecoms applications

David Hoffman and Dr Angelo Grubisic IEPC-2019-652 Presented at the 36th International Electric Propulsion Conference University of Vienna • Vienna, Austria September 15-20, 2019 Abstract A low-cost, 20-cm-diameter microwave electron cyclotron resonance ion thruster (Xenon Electric Propulsion Thruster, XEPT) has been built and tested in discharge only mode to investigate the suitability of the technology …

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