Accession Number : ADA317828

Title :   Electric Propulsion Space Experiment (ESEX) Flight Qualification & Operations.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : SPARTA INC EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Sutton, A. M. ; Bromaghim, D. R. ; Johnson, L. K.

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The Electric Propulsion Space Experiment (ESEX) is one of eight experiments being launched in early 1997 on the Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite (ARGOS). ESEX has successfully completed flight qualification and is awaiting integration. ESEX will be the first flight of a high power arcjet propulsion subsystem. The arcjet experiment will nominally fire 10 times for a total of 150 minutes. The flight data will include measurements of both performance and spacecraft integration issues, as well as ground and space observations of the arcjet plume.

Descriptors :   *ARC JET ENGINES, *SPACE FLIGHT, *ELECTRIC PROPULSION, TEST AND EVALUATION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, ELECTROJETS.

Subject Categories : Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE