News tagged with electric propulsion

Image: Journey to space in a vacuum chamber

When you need to test hardware designed to operate in the vast reaches of space, you start in a vacuum chamber.  NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has many of them, but Vacuum Chamber 5 (VF-5) is special.  Supporting ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Image: Testing electric propulsion

On Aug. 19, National Aviation Day, a lot of people are reflecting on how far aviation has come in the last century. Could this be the future – a plane with many electric motors that can hover like a helicopter and fly like ...

dateAug 20, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Smart mapping at the Moon's North pole

(Phys.org) —ESA's SMART-1 mission to the Moon – the first ESA spacecraft to travel to and orbit the Moon – was launched 10 years ago, on 27 September 2003, on an Ariane 5 from Europe's spaceport in Kourou.

dateOct 01, 2013 in Space Exploration
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