On January 13, 2023, the Long March 2D launch vehicle was successfully launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, putting the Qilu-2 and 3 satellite into the predetermined orbit and making the mission a complete success. The Lphet-100 on the Qilu-3 developed by JLPP is the first university-developed low power Hall thruster to perform an in-orbit mission, which with the permanent magnetic circuit.
Lpt-100 mounted on Qilu-3 satellite
During the development of Lphet-100, many challenges have been overcome by the researchers in JLPP. This thruster is used to raise the satellite’s orbit and performs a years-long mission.
Article: Ruojian Pan
Photo: Guangchuan Zhang