STAR thruster: the next-generation resistojet propulsion
Super-high Temperature Additive-manufactured Resistojet. In the photo: assembly of a STAR Engineering Model thruster made in a nickel metal alloy.
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Highest performance resistojet thanks to its innovative and patented heater (Isp > 80 s with xenon)
Made from few components, including a highly efficient and high-temperature additive-manufactured heater
Prototype PCU model under development with supply unregulated voltage of 28 V
Tested in lab environment for over 6,000 heating cycles
Large propellant choice, including xenon, water and ammonia
Highest thrust-to-power ratio amongst all Electric Propulsion systems (1.7 mN/W or 590 W/N with xenon)
STAR thruster is extremely scalable in production due to its simple design, absence of weld joints and simple PCU