View Full Version : Most Advanced Ion Engines For 2013 BepiColumbo Mission to Mercury

2008-Jan-19, 01:20 AM
British scientists have been given the green light to begin the development of the most advanced ion engines ever to be used in space travel history. Set for launch in 2013, the European BepiColumbo mission to Mercury will be propelled to the Solar System's innermost planet by advanced ion engines, with an efficiency equivalent to [...]

More... (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/universetoday/pYdq/~3/219158124/)