New NASA Ion Thruster To Propel Spacecraft To 90,000 MPH | Video
By Steve Spaleta, Space.com Senior Producer |
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)