Date: 2000-2004. Specific impulse: 2,326 s.
In 2001, Aerojet Redmond Rocket Center was competitively selected to design a 50 kW Hall thruster as a complementary effort to NASA GRC's in-house development of the NASA-457M thruster. In FY04, following testing of the Aerojet design, the high-power Hall thruster development was refocused on the NASA-457M, 50 kW Hall thruster.
Electrical Input Power: 50.00 kW.