Micro-Cathode Arc Thruster for small sattelites attitude control

  title={Micro-Cathode Arc Thruster for small sattelites attitude control},
  author={Alexey Shashurin and Taisen Zhuang and Joseph Lukas and George Teel and Samudra E. Haque and Dereck Chiu and Michael Keidar},
  journal={2014 IEEE 41st International Conference on Plasma Sciences (ICOPS) held with 2014 IEEE International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams (BEAMS)},
Summary form only given. A low-mass, low-volume propulsion subsystems based on electrically activated micro-thrusters that utilize chemically-inert solid propellants are beneficial for small satellite attitude control applications. Micro-thrusters are able to deliver small impulse bits of about several μNs to satellites and characterized by simplicity… CONTINUE READING