What are the parameters of the new Iodine electrical rocket engine developed by RSC Energia?

2018-06-22 15:07:20

Several news outlets are reporting Energia Rocket and Space Corporation is nearing completion of a new electrical rocket engine using iodine stored as a solid and vaporized as needed. The new propulsion promises to be "10 times cheaper" than current xenon-based alternatives, with much less complex and lighter propellant storage and dispensing system, and obviously much cheaper propellant.

This is all great news, but what is the performance? Isp, thrust, power usage, mass? Also, electrical rocket engine is a very broad classification. What type of engine is it precisely?

In case this information is not available at the time, I'd rather have the question sitting open for a couple months until the information becomes public, than have speculative answers.