An ion thruster or ion drive is a form of electric propulsion used for spacecraft propulsion. It created thrust by accelerating ‘cations’ by utilizing electricity.
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What’s up at SpaceX? Engineer Gwynne Shotwell was employee number seven at Elon Musk’s pioneering aerospace company and is now its president. In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, she discusses SpaceX’s race to put […]
In this What’s New in Aerospace program, NASA’s Nicholas Borer talks about the X-57 “Maxwell,” an all-electric experimental aircraft. Today, electrically-powered aircraft are starting to take flight, and the X-57 flight demonstrator is designed to […]
Current deep space telescopes do not provide a comprehensive picture of all objects in orbit around the Earth. The Space Surveillance Telescope program aims to enable ground-based, broad-area search, detection, and tracking of faint objects […]
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network. Less than 24 hours after the launch, the string of 60 satellites were […]