Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Aerospace Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology

2 Amir Kabir university of technology / Department of Electrical Engineering

3 Amirkabir University of Technology


In complicated systems such as satellites, each subsystem's design can affect the design of the overall system. In the design procedure, the effect of each technology on the other components should be determined. Because of increasing in space trash, the propulsion subsystems are introduced to avoid collision in space. One of the methods to attain high altitude orbits is flight maneuvers using propulsion systems. Several types of propulsion systems are utilized in satellites. Resistojets can be employed as a low-cost propulsion systems for satellites because they do not use complicated technologies. In the present research, a resistojet propulsion system is designed for a CubeSat for the mission of orbital altitude reduction. The propellant is selected according to all properties. The design of the nozzle and the heater is also introduced, The overall layout of the system is presented and finally, an algorithm of  electrical propulsion systems for a specified mission is proposed.


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