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

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