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Development of Plasma Codes for the Design of Mini-Helicon Thrusters

  title={Development of Plasma Codes for the Design of Mini-Helicon Thrusters},
  author={D. Pavarin and Francesca Ferri and M. Manente and Davide Curreli and Davide Melazzi and D. Rondini and Alessandro Cardinali and Johan A. Carlsson},
A compact low-power plasma thruster using high-efficiency radiofrequency sources is currently under development by the European consortium “Helicon plasma hydrazine combined micro” (7th Framework Programme of European Union). The main objective of the research is to design, optimize and develop a spacecraft thruster based on radiofrequency plasma source working in the helicon range, and investigate on applications to mini-satellites for attitude and position control. The design… Expand

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