Thruster for Mars mission breaks records https://news.umich.edu/thruster-for-m... An advanced space engine in the running to propel humans to Mars has broken the records for operating current, power and thrust for a device of its kind, known as a Hall thruster.
Plasmadynamics & Electric Propulsion Laboratory http://pepl.engin.umich.edu/ The PEPL mission: Make electric propulsion (EP) devices more efficient and of better performance Understand spacecraft integration issues that could impede the widespread use of these devices on scientific, commercial, and military spacecraft Identify non-propulsion applications of EP systems
NASA Plans to Build a Moon-Orbiting Space Station: Here's What You Should Know https://www.space.com/41763-nasa-luna... This outpost, known as the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, will help humanity extend its footprint out into deep space and also enable a variety of interesting scientific and commercial activities on and around the moon, NASA officials have said. ____________________
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