CO2 based ISRU propulsion for satellites and spacecrafts near Mars / ISRU-MARS

Konstantinos Katsonis, Chloe Berenguer

Goal: This In Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) type project aims to support CO2 fed thruster technology for near Mars applications. It is meant to provide the necessary modelling and diagnostics tools for such thrusters, which evaluate the plasma components composition and the thruster functioning conditions, resulting also to a powerful optical emission spectroscopy diagnostics.