Ion Power space propulsion breakthrough

"This is an ultra-ion engine. It has exceeded the current crop by many times and opens up a whole new frontier of exploration possibilities,"says Dr Walker.
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Heidi-Ann~

thanks i read this also

when is is going we have to look at 2063

Zefram Cochrane

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Sir Ulli

Nice reads peeps :slight_smile:

Ion engines are a form of electric propulsion and work by accelerating a beam of positively charged particles (or ions) away from the spacecraft using an electric field. ESA is currently using electric propulsion on its Moon mission, SMART-1. The new engine is over ten times more fuel efficient than the one used on SMART-1. “Using a similar amount of propellant as SMART-1, with the right power supply, a future spacecraft using our new engine design wouldn’t just reach the Moon, it would be able to leave the Solar System entirely,” says Dr Roger Walker of ESA’s Advanced Concepts Team, Research Fellow in Advanced Propulsion and Technical Manager of the project.

the new engine is over ten times more fuel efficient than the one used on SMART-1

that is fantastic: cool:

Zefram Cochrane we are comming

Sir Ulli