Our Scientific Papers

Refereed journal articles

1. D. Rafalskyi, J. Martínez Martínez, L. Habl, E. Zorzoli Rossi, P. Proynov, A. Boré, T. Baret, A. Poyet, T. Lafleur, S. Dudin and A. Aanesland

In-orbit demonstration of an iodine electric propulsion system

Nature (2021).

[https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-04015-y]

 

2. T. Lafleur and C. Corr

Characterization of a radio-frequency inductively coupled electrothermal plasma thruster

Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 130, no. 4, p. 043304 (2021).

[https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0056124]

 

3. L. Habl, D. Rafalskyi, and T. Lafleur

Secondary electron emission due to multi-species iodine ion bombardment of different target materials

Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 129, no. 15, p. 153302 (2021).

[https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0048447]

 

4. L. Habl, T. Lafleur, D. Rafalskyi and P. Chabert

Plasma plume expansion with pulsed electron neutralization

Plasma Sources Science and Technology, vol. 30, no. 4, p. 045014 (2021).

[https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/abf1d5]

 

5. T. Lafleur 

Space-charge induced particle reflection between hybrid AC/DC biased electrodes

Plasma Sources Science and Technology, vol. 30, no. 5, p. 055018 (2021).

[https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/abfbed]

 

6. T. Lafleur and N. Apffel

LEO constellation phasing using miniaturized low-thrust propulsion systems

Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, in press (2020).

[https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A34905]
 

7. L. Habl, D. Rafalskyi, and T. Lafleur

Ion beam diagnostic for the assessment of miniaturized electric propulsion systems

Review of Scientific Instruments 91, 093501 (2020).

[https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0010589]
 

8. T. Lafleur

Space-charge limited current with a finite injection velocity revisited

Plasma Sources Science and Technology, vol. 29, no. 6, p. 065002 (2020).

[https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/ab9069]

 

9. T. Lafleur and D. Rafalskyi                             

Radio-frequency biasing of ion acceleration grids                                   

Plasma Sources Science and Technology 27, 125004 (2018).

[https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/aaf2b8]
 

10. D. Rafalskyi and A. Aanesland                  

Coincident ion acceleration and electron extraction for space propulsion using the self-bias formed on a set of RF biased grids bounding a plasma source                             

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 47, 495203 (2014).

[https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/47/49/495203]
 

Conference Articles

1. L. Habl, D. Rafalskyi, E. Z. Rossi, and A. Aanesland               

Planar probe array for bidimensional mapping of the ion flux profile of a miniaturized ion thruster     

36th International Electric Propulsion Conference, University of Vienna, Austria, September 15-20, 2019, Paper IEPC-2019-777

[https://electricrocket.org/2019/777.pdf]

 

2. T. Lafleur, D. Rafalskyi, and A. Aanesland          

Radio-frequency biasing of ion thruster grids

36th International Electric Propulsion Conference, University of Vienna, Austria, September 15-20, 2019, Paper IEPC-2019-145

[https://electricrocket.org/2019/145.pdf]

 

3. J. Martinez Martínez, D. Rafalskyi, A. Aanesland, X. Laurand, S. Vega Martinez, and G. Quinsac

An Off-Axis Iodine Propulsion System for the Robusta-3A Mission

Small Satellite Conference, Utah State University, 2020

[https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/smallsat/2020/all2020/154/]

 

4. J. Martínez Martínez, D. Rafalskyi, E. Zorzoli Rossi and A. Aanesland                  

Development, Qualification and First Flight Data of the Iodine Based Cold Gas Thruster for CubeSats                      

5th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop, Rome, Italy, January 28- 31, 2020.

[https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11931384 ]

 

5. J. Martínez Martínez, D. Rafalskyi and A. Aanesland                  

Development and Testing of the NPT30-I2 Iodine Ion Thruster                           

36th  International  Electric  Propulsion Conference, University of Vienna, Austria,September 15-20, 2019, Paper IEPC-2019-811.

[https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11931363.v1]