Electrospray Thrusters Checked Out In Space

Credit: Busek Co.
U.S.-built electric microspray thrusters operating in the micro-Newton thrust range have checked out on the European Space Agency (ESA) Lisa Pathfinder gravity-wave spacecraft, setting up the first operational use of the precision-control space technology this summer. All eight of the thruster...

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