The First Cubesat With a Hall-Effect Thruster has Gone to Space

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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