Thruster

NASA-173Mv1


Photograph of the NASA-173Mv1 prior to testing

Developed
2001

Tested at PEPL
2002

Developer
PEPL, AFRL

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.

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