Star Wars films and literature refer to twin ion engines (TIE) starfig... -
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BepiColombo Is Now Firing Its Ion Thrusters

Space Ref - 05 Dec 2018
BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight. On Sunday, BepiColombo carried out the ...
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Ion propulsion powers model aircraft

Elektor - 03 Dec 2018
In science fiction Ion power is a favorite propulsion method for space vehicles, in reality this technology is now not so futuristic since it has been successfully ...

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