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Thread: Flat Nano-Thrusters Could Save Weight and Fuel for Spacecraft

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    Flat Nano-Thrusters Could Save Weight and Fuel for Spacecraft

    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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    That is a nice article.

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