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PEPL Thrusters: NASA-173GT

Above: Photograph of the NASA-173GT with two stage operation (from ref. 1).

Above: Photograph of the NASA-173GT without the Hall stage cathode, taken prior to testing (from ref. 1).

Above: 3D rendering of the NASA-173GT (from ref. 1).

Selected Relevant Publications

  1. Peterson, P. Y., "The Development and Characterization of a Two-Stage Hybrid Hall/Ion Thruster," Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2004.
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