prototype propellant

A project log for pocketqube Ion engine

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

GuyGuy 08/21/2014 at 05:440 Comments

For my engine prototypes I have decided to use a mixture of Argon and carbon since I have permission to use it. I am unsure of the effects carbon dioxide will have on the prototypes since carbon and oxygen may clog up the system by either forming solids or by reacting with electrodes.

For the final model (providing the Argon gas works as expected) I will see if I can get any other gas samples to use.