Thruster

X2 – Nested Channel Hall Thruster


Low-power operation of the X3 at PEPL.

Developed
2009

Tested at PEPL
2009 – ongoing

Developer
PEPL

The goal of the project is to create a fourth-generation PEPL Hall thruster capable of multiple modes of operation including a high-thrust, high-power operation mode.

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