Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×
Space

Submission + - New rocket thruster can travel to the moon on 1/10th of a litre of fuel Read mo (dailymail.co.uk)

shreshtha writes: A tiny satellite thruster which can journey to the Moon on just a tenth of a litre of fuel could usher in a new low-cost space age, its creators hope.

The mini-motor weights just a few hundred grams and runs on an ionic chemical compound, using electricity to expel ions and generate thrust.

The tiny motor isn't built to blast satellites into orbit — instead, it's to help spacecraft manouevre once they're in space, which previously required bulky, expensive engines.

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

New rocket thruster can travel to the moon on 1/10th of a litre of fuel Read mo

Comments Filter:

The trouble with money is it costs too much!

Working...