Thruster

BPT-4000


The BPT-4000 operating.

Developed
?

Tested at PEPL
1998

Developer
Aerojet

In 1998 the Aerojet BPT-4000 4.5-kW Hall thruster was briefly tested at PEPL. It went on to demonstrate both great performance and lifetime for commercial satellite applications. Work at PEPL included early performance evaluation and plume characterization to help space qualify this design.

Selected Publications


  • The H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thruster

    Hofer, R.R., Cusson, S.E., Lobbia, R.B., and Gallimore, A.D.

    35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta,GA, IEPC-2017-232, 2017

  • Performance of the H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thrusters

    Cusson, S. E., Hofer, R. R., Lobbia, R. B., Jorns, B. A., and Gallimore, A. D.

    35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta,GA, IEPC-2017-239, 2017