Sunday, June 9, 2013

Cutting-Edge Solar-Electric Propulsion Thruster

Saturday Space Sight: The Engine Burns Blue

8 June 2013 - This image shows a cutting-edge solar-electric propulsion thruster in development at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., that uses xenon ions for propulsion. An earlier version of this solar-electric propulsion engine has been flying on NASA’s Dawn mission to the asteroid belt. read more>>>

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