Advanced space engine Ion thruster has broken the records for operating current, power and thrust.
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A cutting-edge solar-electric propulsion thruster that uses xenon ions for propulsion, in development at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech
Ion Thruster, NASA’s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) Project, sets new record developing a 7-kilowatt ion thruster that can provide the capabilities needed in the future
After undergoing a series of performance and environmental tests, NASA’s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster – Commercial (NEXT-C) is being prepared for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test
A new type of rocket thruster could take humans to Mars and beyond in our Solar System.
An electric Hall thruster, identical to those that will be used to propel the Psyche spacecraft, undergoes testing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Scientists create an ‘Air Plasma’ engine that works without fossil fuel, meaning airplanes may fly using just electricity and the air as fuel.
NASA scientist says that new thruster could reach 99% speed of light.
How do ion engines, the most efficient propulsion system out there, work?
BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its Ion Drive thrusters for the first time in flight.