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Vacuum Arc Thruster

In a VAT thruster a vacuum arc discharge generates a plasma ion plume that accelerates into space at high ion velocities (~104 m/s) which generates thrust.

Most solid metals can be used as the propellant in a VAT thruster.

AASC can build VAT thrusters in custom geometries to fit your specific needs.

Recent development: Magnetically-Enhanced VAT (MVAT)

Please Contact us for your custom VAT needs.