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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 proposed methods are developed using a configuration matrix describing the layout of thrusters in the propulsion system.
The left side of (11) represents the total required control impulse (thrust), namely, the energy consumption of the thruster in statistic.
The characteristics of the thruster is that the thrust it produced can only be in one direction, so the attitude control torque can only be produced in one direction, too.
According to the basic assumption of the study, the FFRB is assumed as with a constant mass, inertia, and no-upper-limitation thruster forces.
The spacecraft, which has been flying for 40 years, relies on small devices called thrusters to orient itself so it can communicate with Earth.
"Microwave Thruster produces more thrust per kilowatt of power consumed, compared to most other type of electric propulsion," claimed Yashas Karanam, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Bellatrix Aerospace.
"BOATY McBoatface" will be powered by thrusters made by a Teesside engineering firm under a deal bringing more jobs to the area.
Jason Burden, 19, from South Shields, was in his fourth year as an apprentice engineer at Tyne Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd (TSECL) at South Dock, Sunderland, when a 970kg "tunnel thruster" ship overturned and landed on top of him.
To simplify the complex model [18], some installation errors, such as RCS thruster location error, are ignored and several assumptions are made as follows:
NASA's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) Project at the Glenn Research Center.