ion engines

Mercury-Bound BepiColombo is About to Start Using the Most Powerful Ion Engines Ever Sent to Space

A handful of spacecraft have used ion engines to reach their destinations, but none have been as powerful as the…

2 years ago

Air-Breathing Electric Thruster Could Keep Satellites in Low Earth Orbit for Years

For the first time, team of ESA scientists recently developed and tested an air-breathing electric thruster, which could open the…

3 years ago

Is Alpha Centauri The Best Place To Look For Aliens?

With all the attention Breakthrough Starshot has been getting some are wondering if Alpha Cantauri is the best place to…

5 years ago

How Could You Capture an Asteroid?

We can't just go into space with a big butterfly net or catcher's mitt, so how in the world could…

6 years ago