MTL News Archives for 2012

MTL-developed 'microthrusters' could propel small satellites

August 17, 2012

As small as a penny, these thrusters run on jets of ion beams.


Mini ion thrusters are manufactured using micro-manufacturing techniques. This image shows an example of the different parts comprising a thruster. The finalized device is at the bottom right, measuring 1 cm by 1 cm and 2 mm in thickness. Photo: M. Scott Brauer

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