Volume 8, 2016Progress in Propulsion Physics
|Page(s)||165 - 180|
|Section||Liquid and electric space propulsion|
|Published online||06 July 2016|
Concept of electric propulsion realization for high power space tug
SSC Keldysh Research Centre
8 Onezhskaya Str.,
Popular at the beginning of the Space Age, ambitious projects aimed at Moon, Mars, and other space objects exploration, have returned with new technology and design level. High power space tug with electric propulsion system (EPS) is mainly considered as a transport vehicle for such missions. Modern high power space tugs projects as well as their spacecraft (SC) power and propulsion systems are reviewed in the paper. The main technologies and design solutions needed for high-power EPS realization are considered.
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