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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.

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

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