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Fraser
2017-Jul-13, 09:40 PM
A new study from Michigan Tech presents a new concept for small satellite propulsion, one which relies on magnetically-activated fluids to generate thrust.
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DaveC426913
2017-Jul-14, 06:17 PM
Yeah, but hardly practical; it only works for satellites smaller than Arizona.

"...small satellites – which are typically defined as those that weight less than 500 km..."

;)

publiusr
2017-Jul-14, 07:20 PM
Some ideas for safer solids for spacecraft:
https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/07/safer-solid-propellant-for-cubesats.html