Thursday, 29 October 2015

A Simple Design Change Could Make a Thruster To Get Us to Mars 


A Hall thruster is powering many of the satellites moving around Earth right now. It needs 100 million (yes, you read that right, 100 million) times less fuel than chemical thrusters. But it was never remotely sturdy enough to get anything to Mars—until now.
Read the full article: A Simple Design Change Could Make a Thruster To Get Us to Mars