Photograph of the NASA-173Mv1 prior to testing
Tested at PEPL
The intermediate stage of the P5-2 was removed and the front face plasma coated to create the 173Mv1 to plasma-investigate high-efficiency, high-specific-impulse operation. The 173Mv1 (P5-2) is a second-generation Hall thrusters designed by PEPL and affiliates.
The H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thruster
Hofer, R.R., Cusson, S.E., Lobbia, R.B., and Gallimore, A.D.
Performance of the H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thrusters
Cusson, S. E., Hofer, R. R., Lobbia, R. B., Jorns, B. A., and Gallimore, A. D.