ILEST with two-stage electrodes

We develop the ionic liquid electrospray thruster (ILEST) to aim the thruster of the nano-spacecraft. ILEST is the thruster which releases ions by applying voltage and uses ionic liquids as a propellent. We suggest ILEST with two-stage electrodes supplied with ionic liquids from the back to provide the stable and sufficient thrust.

This research is a joint research with Associate Professor Y. Takao of Yokohama National University.


  • thruster for nano-satellite


  • 西邑亜香音, 鷹尾祥典, 土屋智由

Fabriation,ResearchIonic liquid