New NASA Ion Thruster To Propel Spacecraft To 90,000 MPH | Video

NASA’s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) project has completed the longest duration test for a Space propulsion system (48,000 hours/5 1/2 years). This look inside the thrusters discharge chamber shows how it works.
credit : NASA / Eric S. Mindek (Wyle Information Systems, LLC)
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