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- Title Test firing
- Released 03/09/2013 11:12 am
- Copyright ESA/Guus Schoonewille
Ion engine firing in a vacuum chamber in ESTEC’s Propulsion Laboratory. Once up in orbit, the ability to produce precisely controlled, low thrust becomes very important to meet mission goals. The Lab tests all kinds of propulsion systems for spacecraft, including electric, chemical and cold-gas thusters.
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