Modern Propulsions for Aerospace-A Review

Journal of Aircraft and Spacecraft Technology 2017, 1(1)

8 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2017

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Relly Victoria Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM

Raffaella Aversa

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

B. Akash

American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Ronald Bucinell

Union College

Juan Corchado

University of Salamanca

Filippo Berto

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Engineering Design and Materials

MirMilad Mirsayar

Texas A&M University - Department of Civil Engineering

Antonio Apicella

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

Florian Ion Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM

Date Written: April 25, 2017

Abstract

A spacecraft propulsion is any method used to accelerate spacecraft and artificial satellites. There are several different methods, each with advantages and disadvantages, spacecraft propulsion being an active area of research. However, most current spacecraft are propelled by forcing a gas exits through the rear of the vehicle at high speed through supersonic nozzle of a rocket engine. All spacecraft are using chemical rockets (fuel or solid fuel) to launch, although some (such as Pegasus missiles and Space Ship One) are using air jet engines in the first step. Most satellites have simple chemical thrusters (often missiles mono) or missiles resistojet to maintain orbit. Soviet bloc satellites have used electric propulsion for decades and the new Western geo-orbital spacecraft begin using electric propulsion for orbit maintenance of north-south. There is a need increasingly of more new propulsion systems, modern, technology-based.

Note: © 2017 Relly Victoria Petrescu, Raffaella Aversa, Bilal Akash, Ronald Bucinell, Juan Corchado, Filippo Berto, MirMilad Mirsayar, Antonio Apicella and Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Keywords: Spacecraft Propulsion, Chemical Rockets, Jet Engines, Satellites, Electric Propulsion

Suggested Citation

Petrescu, Relly Victoria and Aversa, Raffaella and Akash, B. and Bucinell, Ronald and Corchado, Juan and Berto, Filippo and Mirsayar, MirMilad and Apicella, Antonio and Petrescu, Florian Ion, Modern Propulsions for Aerospace-A Review (April 25, 2017). Journal of Aircraft and Spacecraft Technology 2017, 1(1). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3073982

Relly Victoria Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM ( email )

Romania

Raffaella Aversa

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design ( email )

81031 Aversa (CE)
Italy

B. Akash

American University of Ras Al Khaimah ( email )

American University of Ras Al Khaimah
School of Graduate Studies and Research
Ras Al Khaimah, RAK 10021
United Arab Emirates

HOME PAGE: http://www.aurak.ac.ae

Ronald Bucinell

Union College ( email )

Schenectady, NY 12308-3151
United States

Juan Corchado

University of Salamanca ( email )

Campus Miguel de Unamuno
ES-37007 Salamanca, Salamanca 23007
Spain

Filippo Berto

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Engineering Design and Materials ( email )

Trondheim
Norway

MirMilad Mirsayar

Texas A&M University - Department of Civil Engineering ( email )

College Station, TX
United States

Antonio Apicella

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design ( email )

81031 Aversa (CE)
Italy

Florian Ion Petrescu (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM ( email )

Romania

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