|Title:||Micropropulsion for small spacecraft|
|Authors:||Michael Micci, Editor ; Andrew D. Ketsdever, Editor|
|Publisher:||Reston, VA : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2000|
|Series:||Progress in astronautics and aeronautics|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-56347-448-4|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Microspacecraft ; Rocket engines--Thrust ; Space vehicles--Propulsion systems|
Micropropulsion is an enabling technology for microspacecraft operations making missions possible that otherwise could not be performed. The mission requirements for microspacecraft will be varied and in some cases a large range of capability might be required on the same spacecraft. Micropropulsion systems must be extremely versatile to address these requirements.
It is clear that there is a need for micropropulsion systems, from high-thrust chemical engines to high specific impulse electric thrusters, to fulfill specific missions. The systems constraints on mass, power, maximum voltage, and volume with which microspacecraft will have to contend pose several challenges to the propulsion system designer.
Written by leading experts in the field, this book shows the state of the art in micropropulsion concepts and activities.
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|009511||TL507.P75 2000||Book||Off-site storage||Main collection||Available|