Condensable Propellant Facility
Micropropulsion Facility 1 (Ultra-High Vacuum)
Micropropulsion Facility 1 is a 0.5-meter -diameter by 0.5-meter-long stainless-steel chamber capable of pressures as low as 1×10-11 Torr. This facility is ideal for testing micro-scale electrospray emission sources.
Micropropulsion Facility 2
Micropropulsion Facility 2 is a 0.42-meter -diameter by 0.4-meter-long stainless-steel chamber capable of pressures as low as 1×10-8 Torr. The design of this chamber makes it ideal for testing electrospray thrusters.
High Magnification Imaging Setup
Milli-Newton Thrust Stand
Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer
The TOF spectrometer is a unique and custom instrument dedicated to electrospray propulsion research. The device combines an electrostatic energy analyzer with a TOF mass-to-charge detector to provide full energy and mass spectral diagnostics of electrospray beams.