The DS4G Test Diaries (by Cristina Bramanti)
Here you can find my daily journal entries on the DS4G Thruster in full technicolour. Follow the intrepid test team on an adventure into the unknown which can potentially lead to a thruster that, one day, can take spacecraft from Earth out to the edge of the solar system and beyond!
The test campaign has been carried out through two differnt test phases performed in November 2005 and May 2006. The following diaries are related to the second phase of the test campaign.
The team was composed by:
- Cristina Bramanti, ESA technical officer
- Marika Orlandi (Electric Propulsion Laboratory, ESA)
- Pierre-Etienne Frigot (Electric Propulsion Laboratory, ESA)
- Orson Sutherland (Australian National University)
Entries are grouped by week: