Deep-Dive Interview with Sovereign Moon Studios Part 1 – How Electric Propulsion Will Change Nanosatellite Mission Profiles & Applications

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Sovereign Moon Studios Interview Part 1 - Space Is For The Rich, Or So I Though

How Electric Propulsion Will Change Nanosatellite Mission Profiles & Applications

I am very excited to have participated in this newly released deep-dive 5-part interview with JS Sweeney and the amazing Sovereign Moon Studio team! I had a fantastic time answering some incredibly multi-faceted questions on EP and my work through AIS developing open-source low-cost systems.

The extensive interview dives into many technical aspects of electric propulsion systems and their applications to nanosats and picosats, as well as my own work through Applied Ion Systems, leading a radically new development of open-source, low cost plasma and ion thrusters for Cubesats and PocketQubes, including my approach and challenges in developing such traditionally expensive and capital intensive technologies on an almost non-existent budget at home.

In this first part of the five part interview, I go over some of the basic fundamental concepts of electric propulsion and how they apply specifically to the nanosat and picosat realm!