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May 06, 2011

European Prospects on High-Power Electric Space Propulsion Technology

The latest presentation to the Future In-Space Operations (FISO) is the European Prospects on High-Power Electric Propulsion Technology for Future In-Space Operations by Cosmo Casaregola (32 pages)

SEP Transfers in the Earth-Moon System

•Three Power levels:80kW,100kW and 200kW
•Five Specific Impulse Values: 2000s, 3000s, 4000s, 5000s, 10000s
Payload Mass obtained with a preliminary mass breakdown:
* Solar arrays:                 20 kg/kW
* PPUs and thrusters:            3 kg/kW
* Tanks and related structures: 20% of propellant mass



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