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Fraser
2008-Aug-19, 06:50 PM
Currently, launching 1 pound (.5 kilogram) of payload to space costs about $5,000 USD, so every little bit helps if engineers can cut down on the weight of the spacecraft. Scientists from the University of Michigan have patented their ideas for cutting down the size and weight of the thrusters used in space to [...]

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publiusr
2009-Jan-16, 10:32 PM
That is a nice article.