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Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
Following the selection of The Gravitational Universe by ESA, and the successful flight of LISA Pathfinder, the LISA Consortium now proposes a 4 year mission in response to ESA's call for missionsExpand
Survey of Propulsion Technologies Applicable to Cubesats
At present, no Cubesat has flown in space featuring propulsion. This was acceptable as long as CubeSats were flown mostly as university experiments. As CubeSats become of interest to other users inExpand
The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) Mission Concept Study Interim Report
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The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory, or HabEx, has been designed to be the Great Observatory of the 2030s. Expand
Recommended Practices in Thrust Measurements
Accurate, direct measurement of thrust or impulse is one of the most critical elements of electric thruster characterization, and one of the most dicult measurements to make. The American InstituteExpand
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna: Unveiling the Millihertz Gravitational Wave Sky.
The first terrestrial gravitational wave interferometers have dramatically underscored the scientific value of observing the Universe through an entirely different window, and of folding this newExpand
Microthrust Propulsion of the LISA Mission
We present the most recent propulsion requirements for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Mission and describe potential microth ruster technology that can meet these requirements. LISAExpand
Performance Scaling of Gas-Fed Pulsed Plasma Thrusters
The performance scaling of gas-fed pulsed plasma thrusters (GFPPTs) is investigated theoretically and experimentally. Analytical models of the discharge current suggest that close to criticallyExpand
Performance Measurements Using a Sub-Micronewton Resolution Thrust Stand ∗
A sub-micronewton level thrust stand is used to evaluate the performance of five different microthrusters. Using a torsional balance design, the JPL microthrust stand (µTS) is capable of measuringExpand
Quasi-Steady Magnetoplasmadynamic Thruster Performance Database
The performanceof a coaxial, gas-fed, self-e eld, quasi-steady pulsed magnetoplasmadynamicthruster (MPDT) was measured using a swinging gate thrust stand equipped with a laser interferometer and anExpand
Recommended Practice for Thrust Measurement in Electric Propulsion Testing.
Accurate, direct measurement of thrust or impulse is one of the most critical elements of electric thruster characterization, and one of the most difficult measurements to make. This paper summarizesExpand
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