Thruster

NASA-173GT


Photograph of the NASA-173GT without the Hall stage cathode, taken prior to testing.

Developed
2002 – 2003

Tested at PEPL
2004

Developer
PEPL, NASA GRC

The NASA-173GT was jointly developed and built by PEPL and NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) in 2002-2003 to investigate the possibility of combining the efficient ionization stage of the ion thruster with the gridless acceleration stage of the Hall thruster.

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