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DLR’s Electric Propulsion Test Facility – Status and Perspective

Neumann, Andreas (2015) DLR’s Electric Propulsion Test Facility – Status and Perspective. International Science and Applied Research Conference devoted to the 60-th anniversary of EDB Fakel, 2015-10-05 - 2015-10-07, Kaliningrad, Russia.

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Since the end of 2011 DLR in Göttingen operates an electric propulsion test facility. After the inauguration, starting in 2012 mainly a RIT thruster has been operated in the facility. Recently, another similar but larger thruster was tested at DLR. The electric propulsion test facility has several special features tailored to electric space propulsion testing, like a large vacuum chamber with low vibration foundation, low sputtering beam dump target, and a performant pumping system. The vacuum chamber is more than 12m long and has a diameter of 5m, see Figure 1. With respect to thruster tests, the design focus was on accurate thrust measurement, plume diagnostics, and plume interaction with spacecraft components.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/100625/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:DLR’s Electric Propulsion Test Facility – Status and Perspective
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 18-19
Series Name:Book of Abstracts
Keywords:large vacuum chamber, low vibration foundation, plume interaction, electric propulsion test facility
Event Title:International Science and Applied Research Conference devoted to the 60-th anniversary of EDB Fakel
Event Location:Kaliningrad, Russia
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:5 October 2015
Event End Date:7 October 2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transportation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Space Transportation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Anlagen u. Messtechnik (old)
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Spacecraft
Deposited By: Micknaus, Ilka
Deposited On:16 Dec 2015 08:59
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:06

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