María Scherezade Barquero Balsera

  • Nationality: Spain
  • Funding entity and Program:
    02/2019-09/2019 PIF UC3M
    09/2019-CAM (Martin Lara Project)

PhD Thesis

Design, development and testing of a Micro Pulsed Plasma Thruster for nanosatellites.


Eduardo Ahedo Galilea (UC3M), Mario Merino Martínez (UC3M) and Jaume Navarro Cavallé (UC3M)


The current numerical and experimental work spans over the study of a micro Ablative Pulsed Plasma Thruster. A MHD code and a self-contained thruster are being developed from scratch, to provide insight about the discharge process along all its stages, in both terms, physical and about performance.

Project participation

MARTINLARA – Millimeter wave Array at Room Temperature for INstruments in LEO Altitude Radio Astronomy

Comunidad de Madrid and European Comission – European structural and investment funds

Research Stays

Institutions: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Department/Group: Institute of Space and Astronautical Science: ISAS
Host: Ryudo Tsukizaki
Period: from September 2022 to November 2022

Doctoral Meetings 2021-2022

PhD Aerospace Engineering Doctoral Meetings 21-22 – M. Scherezade

Doctoral Meetings 2020-2021

PhD Aerospace – Doctoral Meetings 20-21- M. S. Barquero

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