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thruster

[′thrəs·tər]
(aerospace engineering)
A control jet employed in spacecraft; an example would be one utilizing hydrogen peroxide.
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The spacecraft, which has been flying for 40 years, relies on small devices called thrusters to orient itself so it can communicate with Earth.
Tees Components' team of mechanical and control engineers now supports the thrusters installed in ships worldwide, as well as designing and manufacturing new units.
As ion thruster designs get larger in diameter for more power, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep the gap between the electrodes constant--a necessity for function.
The above approach assures a proper solution only for faultless work of the propulsion system and cannot be directly used in the case of thruster damage.
This could result in higher exhaust velocities than is possible from thrusters that rely on chemical reactions, '' said The Engineer.
Evidently, The Thruster has come out of a race at Catterick on Saturday in good shape, and that fourth to Kintavi was his best effort since joining Nicholls.
Flowserve maintains marine thruster technology which has most recently been used to design and manufacture thrusters which help position offshore oil production platforms.
said its thruster powered by beamed high power microwave energy has surpassed the limit of chemical combustion rockets in tests.
Each Aerojet Rocketdyne XR-5 subsystem for a GEOStar-3 spacecraft consists of five-kilowatt class Hall thrusters with integral flow regulation valves, power processing units with built-in thruster selection units and all associated electrical harnessing.
The Emma Maersk has been moored since February 25 at the Fincantieri yard in Palermo, Sicily, where her engine received an extensive overhaul with repairs to the stern thruster.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- TA penny-sized rocket thruster may soon power the smallest satellites in space.