accelerating propellant

A project log for pocketqube Ion engine

a very low fuel consuming Ion engine designed for use on a pocketqube standard sattelite.

GuyGuy 08/18/2014 at 23:250 Comments

the method I will use to move propellant away from the engine is by accelerating charged particles from the area on and around a cathode to an electrode which attracts the negatively charged particles. the idea is that they maintain a portion of their momentum to move past the anode and continue their path without disrupting the engine