A new type of solar-electric propulsion that is approaching flight test with NASA backing could widen the range of applications for small satellites, and particularly cubesats. Busek Co. Inc., a satellite-propulsion company based in Natick, Massachusetts, has shipped its first three electrospray modular thruster systems to Glenn Research Center in Ohio for ground testing under a Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) effort to advance the readiness level of the promising ...

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