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SETS is space propulsion company that develops fiexible, electric propulsion systems for various types of spacecraft.

VIKTOR SERBIN: “THE COST OF THE FIRST MISTAKE IN SPACE IS VERY HIGH”

Victor Serbin is founder and CEO of SETS (Space Electric Thruster Systems). His company develops electric rocket engines (EREs) for positioning satellites in orbit and moving satellites from a low reference to a geostationary orbit. SETS is a part of Noosphere association. SETS has its own laboratory in Dnipro to conduct research and development. “Space Ukraine” talked to […]

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AUTOMATIC MONITORING OF PARAMETERS OF ELECTRIC ROCKET PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Algorithms of automatic monitoring of the parameters of the electric rocket propulsion system are considered. The informative features of the subsystems of the electric rocket propulsion systems and the nature of their changes in the process of operation of the propulsion system are determined. The algorithms for detecting jump-like changes in informative features for different […]

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ALGORITHMS OF AUTOMATIC MONITORING OF PARAMETERS OF ELECTRIC ROCKET PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Algorithms of automatic monitoring of the parameters electric propulsion systems are considered. The algorithms for detecting jump-like changes in informative signs for different volumes of apriority information and changes of the information signs in a form of the linear trends are presented. Keywords: electric propulsion system, measurements of the parameters, automatic monitoring, algorithms of monitoring. […]

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SIMULATION OF MOTION OF IONS IN THE CHANNEL OF A STATIONARY PLASMA ENGINE

The results of numerical simulation of the process of motion of ions of a working mass in the accelerating channel of a stationary plasma engine SPD-70 on the basis of a direct numerical solution of the kinetic equation of rarefied plasma in an accelerating electrostatic field are presented. Introduction.  Formulation of the research task The […]

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FLOW CONTROLLERS FOR LABORATORY SYSTEM OF STORAGE AND SUPPLY OF PROPELLANT FOR HALL-EFFECT THRUSTERS

The results of development and calibration of flow rate control units for gaseous propellants (argon, xenon, etc.) for laboratory testing of Hall thrusters are presented. The developed units allow for the independent supply of gaseous working substances to the anode unit and the hollow cathode. The units of flow control are based on the industrial […]

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