MAI Presented Roscosmos an Experimental Program on the ISS

The International Space Station as it appears in 2018. Zarya is visible at the center of the complex, identifiable by its partially retracted solar arrays. (Credit: NASA)

MOSCOW (MAI PR) Moscow Aviation Institute scientists presented Roscosmos State Corporation for space activities an experiment plan, which is planned to be carried out on the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) until 2024.

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Russia’s KBKhA Completes Test Series on Ion Engine

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VORONEZH, Russia (Roscosmos PR) — The Chemical Automatics Design Bureau (KBKhA) in Voronezh has successfully completed the first series of test firings of an ion electric propulsion motor. This engine was jointly developed by KBKhA and the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI). Tests were carried out successfully on a special vacuum stand and confirmed compliance with parameters of the engine characteristics laid out in the specifications.

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