At the Haifa downtown event (08.10.17) the Distributed Space Systems Laboratory (DSSL) and the Aerospace Plasma Laboratory (APL), representing the Asher Space Research Institute (ASRI) and Aerospace Engineering Faculty, will showcase satellite models, videos and posters about their cutting edge research to the wide public.
All are welcome to visit us!
Ionthrusters are nowadays routinely used onsatellites for attitude control and fordedicated space missions, such as GOCE andDawn. The commonly used propellant for ionthrusters is the noble-gas xenon, whichcomprise some advantages such as highatomic mass, no chemical reactivity, andefficient ionization. One disadvantage ofxenon is the high price, which leads tohigh costs for testing and qualificationof thrusters. Potential candidates foralternative propellants are currentlyunder investigation in the electricpropulsion community.
Mr. Tsuruhu will visit ASRI on May 14, together with a delegation of 17 government, administration and media representatives.