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China Tests Micro Propulsion Technology for Space-Based, Gravitational-Wave Detection

Chinese space engineers have tested a micro propulsion technology on a recently launched satellite, which could be used in future space-based, gravitational-wave detection. Experts from the China Academy of Space Technology, under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, said they tested the variable thrust propulsion at the micronewton level on the Tianqin-1 satellite, which

MIT Researchers Create Plane That Flies Without Any Moving Parts

Researchers at MIT have developed a plane capable of flying without any moving parts, reports MIT Technology Review . The feat was achieved using electroaerodynamic propulsion, which uses a pair of electrodes to push around ions and create ionic wind. The phenomenon has been known about since the 1960s (in fact, Apple even considered using

Amid 2020 Satellite Launch Targets, Capella Space Selects Phase Four for Maxwell On-Orbit Propulsion System

Early access purchase agreement demonstrates industry demand for Phase Four”s new small satellite engine EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today Phase Four, a best in class provider of electric radio frequency (RF) thrusters for in-space propulsion, announced that Capella Space, an aerospace and information services company providing Earth observation data on demand,