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This Powerful Ion Engine Will Be Flying on NASA’s DART Mission to Try and Redirect an Asteroid

Despite humanity's current struggle against the novel coronavirus, and despite it taking up most of our attention, other threats still…

10 months ago

Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Out its New Advanced Ion Engine System

In partnership with NASA, Aerodyne Rocketdyne recently conducted a successful test of their new Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) ion engine.

2 years ago

New Way to Make Plasma Propulsion Lighter and More Efficient

A new study from a team of British and French physicists presents a concept for plasma thrusters that are both…

4 years ago

Was Physics Really Violated By EM Drive In “Leaked” NASA Paper?

The controversial EM Drive has received a potential shot in the arm, thanks to a "leaked" report which claims it…

4 years ago

Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede

In 1610, Galileo Galilei looked up at the night sky through a telescope of his own design. Spotting Jupiter, he…

5 years ago

A Mission to a Metal World: The Psyche Mission

In their drive to set exploration goals for the future, NASA's Discovery Program put out the call for proposals for…

5 years ago