publication . Other literature type . 2017

Electric Propellant Solid Rocket Motor Thruster Results Enabling Small Satellites

Koehler, Frederick; Langhenry, Mark; Summers, Matt; Villarreal, James; Villarreal, Thomas;
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  • Published: 07 Aug 2017
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Raytheon Missile Systems has developed and tested true on/off/restart solid propellant thrusters which are controlled only by electrical current. This new patented class of energetic rocket propellant is safe, controllable and simple. The range of applications for this game changing technology includes attitude control systems and a safe alternative to higher impulse space satellite thrusters. Described herein are descriptions and performance data for several small electric propellant solid rocket motor thrusters, with thrusts ranging from milli-pounds force to several tens of pounds of thrust, and are capable of sustained thrust profiles or may be pulsed at ove...
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