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Offline gvanimschool

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Venus express 10 N thrusters
« on: 12/01/2014 08:42 AM »
We are students who are participating in a israeli national astronomical quiz in memory of the astronaut Ilan Ramon. we could use help with identifing the materials that the venus express's spacecraft thrusters are made of. The thrusters are 10 N.
Thank you for anyone who helped.
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« Last Edit: 12/04/2014 09:06 AM by gvanimschool »

Offline Silmfeanor

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Re: Venus express 10 N thrusters
« Reply #1 on: 12/01/2014 09:44 AM »
http://cs.astrium.eads.net/sp/brochures/thrusters/10N%20Thruster.pdf

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Combustion chamber and nozzle are made of a
Platinum alloy that does not need any surface coating.
It allows operational temperatures up to 1,500 C
(2,700 F) and thus maximum thruster performance.

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Chamber-Nozzle Material : Platinum/Rhodium

Found by googling "venus express thrusters" - 2nd result  ;)

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Re: Venus express 10 N thrusters
« Reply #2 on: 12/01/2014 10:07 AM »
thank you very much

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Re: Venus express engine
« Reply #3 on: 12/02/2014 05:31 AM »
Does anybody know what engine does the Venus express use?
Thank you for anybody who will answer

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Re: Venus express engine
« Reply #4 on: 12/02/2014 11:45 AM »
Does anybody know what engine does the Venus express use?
Thank you for anybody who will answer

You really need to learn how to use Google (seriously).

http://cs.astrium.eads.net/sp/spacecraft-propulsion/apogee-motors/400n-apogee-motor.html

http://cs.astrium.eads.net/sp/brochures/apogee-engines/400N%20Engine.pdf

Venus Express used the S400-12 variant.