ELECTROSPRAY THRUSTERS Electrospray thrusters are characterized by precise thrust control (on the order of nano-Newtons) and extremely efficient operation (over 80%). LISA PATHFINDER - SPACE TECHNOLOGY 7 Since 1998, Busek has been a recognized leader in the field of electrospray physics, which led to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s award to Busek to develop the first electrospray thruster system . This system included custom power management, digital control interface and propellant storage and management systems. The extreme precision (equivalent to the weight of a mosquito antenna) required the development of new miniature valves capable of withstanding the performance requirements, in addition to a propellant-less carbon nanotube cathode. Since delivering the flight hardware to JPL in 2008, Busek has been continuing its effort to result in a new class of miniature, high performance electrospray propulsion.
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ELECTROSPRAY THRUSTERS Electrospray thrusters are characterized by precise thrust control (on the order of nano- Newtons) and extremely efficient operation (over 80%). LISA PATHFINDER - SPACE TECHNOLOGY 7 Since 1998, Busek has been a recognized leader in the field of electrospray physics, which led to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s award to Busek to develop the f irst electrospray thruster system . This system included custom power management, digital control interface and propellant storage and management systems. The extreme precision (equivalent to the weight of a mosquito antenna) required the development of new miniature valves capable of withstanding the performance requirements, in addition to a propellant-less carbon nanotube cathode. Since delivering the flight hardware to JPL in 2008, Busek has been continuing its effort to result in a new class of miniature, high performance electrospray propulsion.
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