The new crowdfunded roughing pump finally arrived safe and sound! Time for unboxing! Really excited about this!
Due to several roughing pump failures, I have been out of thruster testing for a half a year. The community came together with an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign, and now with this new pump, I will be back up and testing, with even better vacuum capabilities for a long time to come! Many, many thanks again to everyone who contributed, you all made this happen!