Chapter 25. Development and Physics Issues of an Advanced Space Propulsion

  1. Prof. Riccardo d'Agostino4,
  2. Prof. Pietro Favia4,
  3. Prof. Yoshinobu Kawai5,
  4. Prof. Hideo Ikegami6,
  5. Prof. Noriyoshi Sato7 and
  6. Prof. Farzaneh Arefi-Khonsari8
  1. M. Inutake1,
  2. A. Ando1,
  3. H. Tobari2 and
  4. K. Hattori3

Published Online: 8 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622184.ch25

Advanced Plasma Technology

Advanced Plasma Technology

How to Cite

Inutake, M., Ando, A., Tobari, H. and Hattori, K. (2007) Development and Physics Issues of an Advanced Space Propulsion, in Advanced Plasma Technology (eds R. d'Agostino, P. Favia, Y. Kawai, H. Ikegami, N. Sato and F. Arefi-Khonsari), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622184.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy

  2. 5

    Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Engineering Sciences, Kasugakoen 6-1, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan

  3. 6

    National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu 509-5292, Japan

  4. 7

    Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Kadan 4-17-113, Sendai 980-0815, Japan

  5. 8

    Laboratoire de Génie des Procédés, Plasma et Traitements de Surface, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, ENSCP, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Electrical Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-05 Aoba-yama, Aoba, Sendai 980-8579, Japan

  2. 2

    Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka, Ibaraki 311-0193, Japan

  3. 3

    Nippon Institute of Technology, Miyashiro-machi, Minami-saitama-gun, Saitama 345-8501, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527405916

Online ISBN: 9783527622184

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Keywords:

  • space propulsion;
  • rocket propulsion;
  • space thruster

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Performance of Rocket Propulsion Systems

  • Experimental Researches for an Advanced Space Thruster

    • Experimental Apparatus and Diagnostics

    • Improvement of an MPDA Plasma Using a Magnetic Laval Nozzle

    • RF Heating of a High Mach Number Plasma Flow

  • Summary