Accession Number : ADA299222

Title :   High Performance, Cost Effective Propulsion for Advanced Navy Satellites.

Descriptive Note : R/D status rept. no. 1, 15 Mar-14 Apr 95.

Corporate Author : ELECTRIC PROPULSION LAB INC MONUMENT CO

PDF Url : ADA299222

Report Date : 14 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This project supports the Office of Naval Research and the Naval Research Laboratory by developing a very low mass, high thrust-to-power ion engine for improved satellite orbit altitude and inclination maneuvering capability and reduced mission cost. Proof-of-concept demonstration of a novel, low mass and volume, high performance ion engine will establish performance bounds and identify potentially life limiting engine components. The following sections describe the progress made by the Electric Propulsion Laboratory (EPL), Inc., during this reporting period towards the completion of the tasks in the Statement of Work (SOW). Attachment I to this report contains the SOW for this effort.

Descriptors :   *ION ENGINES, *ELECTRIC PROPULSION, *SATELLITE ATTITUDE, ORBITS, MANEUVERABILITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ENGINE COMPONENTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, NAVY, MASS, REDUCTION, COSTS, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, MISSIONS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, SLOPE, SUPPORTS, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, LIFE SPAN(BIOLOGY), ALTITUDE, THRUST.

Subject Categories : Electric and Ion Propulsion
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE