Electric Propulsion

Solar Electric Propulsion Systems are Just What we Need for Efficient Trips to Mars

There are many different ways to get to Mars, but there are always tradeoffs. Chemical propulsion, proven the most popular,…

4 months ago

The Most Powerful Ion Engine Ever Built Passes the Test

NASA and aerospace company, Aerojet Rocketdyne, have successfully completed qualification testing of the Advanced Electric Propulsion System (AEPS), which is…

7 months ago

An Alternative Theory of Inertia will Get Tested in Space

This summer, the first all-electric thruster will be tested in orbit. This technology could revolutionize commercial space as know it!

1 year ago

NASA Has a New, All-Electric Airplane

NASA's first all-electric aircraft - the X-57 Maxwell - was recently delivered to the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC)…

5 years ago

Xenon Propulsion Pair of Telecom Satellites Roars Skyward from SpaceX’s Sunshine State Launch Base – Gallery

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL — Nearly perfect weather greeted the blastoff of a nearly identical pair of xenon…

8 years ago

SpaceX Set to Launch Stacked Pair of Electric Propulsion Comsats on June 15 – Watch Live

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL — Less than three weeks after their last launch and landing attempt involving a…

8 years ago