TITLE

Charge to the stars

AUTHOR(S)
Pierce, Julia
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);7/11/2003, Vol. 292 Issue 7631, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Highlights Helicon Double Layer Thruster (HDLT) system, a super-efficient ion drive which Australian researchers claim could make space exploration cheaper and reduce the cost of running the International Space Station as well as maintaining satellites in position. Claim that HDLT will make spacecraft travel faster and more efficient than conventional chemical rockets used by space agencies; Use of waste hydrogen as a propellant.
ACCESSION #
10383113

 

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