ISRU Based Electric Propulsion
Konstantinos Katsonis, Chloe Berenguer
Institution: DEDALOS Ltd., Thessaloniki, Greece
Project goal: Using
of available in situ propelants constitutes a disruptive choice for electric propulsion. It allows for avoiding cumbersome propellant transfer and increases the thruster lifetime up to the erosion
Typical ressources aimed nowdays are the Earth atmospheric remnants and the atmosphere of Mars. Embarked fuel as I and Xe may be used an initial propellant.
Date: 25 November 2016
Methods: Detailed Global Models pertaining to various feed components are used to support electric thrusters types. Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) is used for diagnostics in conjunction with the DGM results.