In Russia conducted firing tests of the ion engine


The fire docking tests of the promising ID-200 KR ion engine were successful. This was announced on the eve of the press service of the state corporation Roscosmos.


Recall that the development of the unit involved specialists from the Center. Keldysh. The main principle of operation of such power plants is the ionization of inert gases and their acceleration by means of an electric field. This engine requires less fuel than traditional units, and at the same time it is able to accelerate to impressive speeds.

However, he also has a drawback. To accelerate charged particles, an ionic engine requires quite a lot of energy, which is why such units are now installed on small spacecraft, in particular satellites.

During the tests that took place on the eve of the tests, the experts worked out algorithms for controlling a promising engine. In this case, the ID-200 KR, whose power is about 3 kW, gave a specific thrust of up to 4500 s. For comparison, this indicator was 10 times higher than that of oxygen-hydrogen power plants and 18 times higher than that of solid rocket engines.

In the Center to them. Keldysh declares that in the future elements of the power plant are planned to be used as part of geostationary spacecraft.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 17 June 2020 11: 45
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    Now the main thing is that the Americans do not stole, and do not say that this is their wonderful development ...
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 17 June 2020 11: 55
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    Great news. I always say: "Do not try to catch up with someone, you need to create your own and let us catch up!"
  3. Michael I Offline Michael I
    Michael I (Michael I) 17 June 2020 16: 06
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    How does the engine "accelerate to impressive speeds"?
  4. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 18 June 2020 20: 31
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    In Russia conducted firing tests of the ion engine

    This is how the "dragon" Mask has a life-giving effect on our space economy.

    In the Center to them. Keldysh declares that in the future elements of the power plant are planned to be used as part of geostationary spacecraft.

    This is a no brainer! So act.
    Skyscraper Mlyn in the form of a rocket came up with the idea to do in Moscow. negative Rogozin, did you or the top manager or grandmother say in two? So prove that it was not in vain that I hung out effectively all these years.
    Launch at least something revolutionary! Give us the opportunity to be proud of your country! And do not hear your wretched bubbling.
  5. Badger Offline Badger
    Badger (Dmitriy) 26 June 2020 12: 45
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    And soon we will go to conquer Mars, and plow the expanses of the universe! good