The Ion Space Propulsion Laboratory (Isp Lab) at Michigan Technological University was founded in 2000 under the direction of Professor Lyon B. King in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics. The lab was set up with the following goals:
The laboratory is capable of experimental ground-testing of full scale thrusters and components operating on traditional as well as advanced propellants.
Upper Left: Xenon Hall Thruster, Upper Right: Bismuth Hall Thruster, Lower Left: Magnesium Hall Thruster, Lower Right: Zinc Hall Thruster. (For a high resolution picture, please click here.)