Journal of Astronautics ›› 2022, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (2): 143-157.doi: 10.3873/j.issn.1000-1328.2022.02.002

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Review and Prospect of Electric Propulsion Acceleration Technology

XIA Guang qing, LU Chang, SUN Bin, HAN Ya jie   

  1. 1. School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China;2. State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, Dalian 116024, China;3. Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Aerospace Vehicles of Liaoning Province, Dalian 116024, China

  • Received:2020-12-21 Revised:2021-06-15 Online:2022-02-15 Published:2022-02-15

Abstract: In this paper, the acceleration technologies and basic theory of various types of electric propulsion, and the advantages and disadvantages of existing acceleration technologies are summarized. Then the development trend of acceleration technologies or the latest acceleration technologies both in China and abroad are introduced. On this basis, the next electric propulsion acceleration technology is prospected to provide reference for the research and development of new electric propulsion technology in China, and promote the further development of space propulsion technology.

Key words: Space propulsion, Electric propulsion, Electrothermal acceleration, Electrostatic acceleration, Electromagnetic acceleration

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