The First Cubesat With a Hall-Effect Thruster has Gone to Space
Student-led teams aren’t the only ones testing out novel electric propulsion techniques recently. Back in November, a company called Exotrail successfully tested a completely new kind of electric propulsion system in space – a small hall-effect thruster. Hall effect thrusters themselves have been around for awhile. However, they have been limited in their practicality, primarily …
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