Ion thruster

December 6, 2018

The Most Powerful Ion Drive in Space Is Ready for Its to Visit Mercury

The BepiColombo mission to Mercury that left Earth on Oct. 19 has a long, seven-year journey ahead of it, but the spacecraft just ticked off an important milestone. On Dec. 2, the […]
January 7, 2016

Nasa is making progress toward hybrid-powered airplanes

NASA’s endeavors inside the atmosphere don’t get nearly as much attention as their off-world missions, but they could have a big impact on our planet. Researchers […]
May 21, 2015

NASA releases Ceres 'alien lights' extreme close-up pics but STILL can't explain the mysterious extraterrestrial illuminations

NASA has released the most detailed pictures of the mysterious alien lights on dwarf planet Ceres, but is no closer to fully explaining them. The Dawn […]
August 2, 2014

NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel

As with airplanes and many other self-powered machines, the fuel a shuttle engine requires can weigh nearly as much as the object it’s propelling, increasing costs […]
May 29, 2013

This Is NASA's New Solar-Electric Propulsion Engine

NASA has posted an image of its new solar-electric propulsion thruster, which uses xenon ions for propulsion. The engine in the photo, blue with the glow of […]