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Pocket Rocket: An electrothermal plasma micro-thruster

Greig, Amelia Diane


Recently, an increase in use of micro-satellites constructed from commercial off the shelf (COTS) components has developed, to address the large costs associated with designing, testing and launching satellites. One particular type of micro-satellite of interest are CubeSats, which are modular 10 cm cubic satellites with total weight less than 1.33 kg. To assist with orbit boosting and attitude control of CubeSats, micro-propulsion systems are required, but...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-07
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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