NASA scientist says that new thruster could reach 99% speed of light.
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Advanced space engine Ion thruster has broken the records for operating current, power and thrust.
Solar Electric Propulsion, futuristic electric thrusters emitting a cool blue glow will guide the Psyche spacecraft through deep space to a metal-rich asteroid.
NASA unveiled latest tests of futuristic ion propulsion system, that uses electric and magnetic fields to produce thrust, could take man to Mars.
A prototype 13-kilowatt Hall thruster, demonstrated the technology development of high-power solar electric propulsion into a flight-qualified system.
When scientists have to test hardware designed to operate in the vast reaches of space, they start in this vacuum chamber.
The Secret unmanned X-37B Air Force Space Plane, on its next fly on May 20, will try an experimental propulsion system, a Hall thruster.
An electric Hall thruster, identical to those that will be used to propel the Psyche spacecraft, undergoes testing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
We are limited by traveling at less than light speed and even if we managed that extreme speed, we would still need years, or centuries
In this image, the Divert Attitude Control System thruster fired under vacuum conditions to simulate operation in a space environment. The tests mimicked the lander