Dan Lev - Video Lecture

Dan Lev - Video Lecture

IVS-IPSTA 2020 Online Conference December 13, 2020

Morning Plasma Session
Session chair:
Yoav Hadas

RAFAEL, Israel


From Plasma Science to Space Electric Propulsion

Dan Lev

RAFAEL, Israel


Abstract

The use of Electric Propulsion on satellites for commercial, defense, and space science missions have tremendously increased this recent decade. Electric and Plasma thrusters are in the heart of the technological quest to deliver virtually as much impulse as possible per given available unit power and/or mass. Rapid progress in the field driven by consolidated efforts from industry and academia has brought all-electric space systems closer to reality. In this talk, a brief outline of the most recent successes in the development of plasma-based space propulsion systems in RAFAEL will be presented with a view of future trends, opportunities, and challenges in this rapidly growing field.