Russia Evaluates Electric Ramjet For Space Power

Researchers at Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) at Zhukovsky, near Moscow, are testing a novel electric propulsion system for spacecraft designed to use air from the upper reaches of the atmosphere as a propellant. Similar to atmospheric breathing ion thruster concepts under study...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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