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NASA's 2.3 kW NSTAR ion thruster for the Deep Space 1 spacecraft during a hot fire test at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. An ion thruster is a form of electric propulsion used for spacecraft propulsion that creates thrust by accelerating ions .
Spinning Carbon Nanotube
† Department of Material Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University , Hsinchu 300, Taiwan,
Not only the borocarbides recede from a superconductive state at extreme low temperatures.
taps teams to develop next-generation ion engine system - Marshall Center Space News Release 02-162 (06-28-02)For release: 06/28/02 Release #: 02-162 NASA taps teams to develop next-generation ion engine system NASA has announced its selection of teams to develop an advanced ion propulsion system and ion engine component technologies — promising a new alternative to conventional chemical propulsion that could revolutionize the way we send science missions into the solar system. The Marshall Center will administer the new contract awards. NASA's Office of Space Science in Washington today announced the selection of a team for the development of an advanced ion propulsion system — an alternative to conventional chemical propulsion that could revolutionize the way we send science missions into the solar system.
Who at school didn't like to play with a Van de Graaff generator? Wind it up, put a finger close to the metal shell and—zap!
Ions in action Make pieces of paper fly through the air and stick onto a balloon.
The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR ® ) technology represents the future of translunar and interplanetary transportation as well as propulsion within Earth orbit.
Discovery Measuring Excitement for Carbon Nanotubes Studying light pulses in nanoscale molecules brings scientists closer to understanding properties that may lead to a multitude of applications February 10, 2009
Arizona gets plenty of sunlight, and researchers there are working hard to turn that energy into electricity we can use.
Metallic Foam Reduces Airplane Noise
Plasma Confinement Magnetically confined plasma in the Korean superconducting tokamak, KSTAR. The extreme temperature plasma radiates in a spectrum that our eyes can not see.