Penny-sized thrusters developed to propel nanosats

August 19th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a penny-sized rocket thruster that could soon power the movement of tiny satellites or nanosats in orbit.The device, designed by Paulo Lozano, associate ... Read more...

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Soon, laser ‘tractor beams’ to clear up space junk

April 30th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Now a tractor beam could prevent the accumulation of space debris-including all the dead satellites, discarded rocket boosters and other junk-in the Earth's orbit, suggests an expert.Space-flight engineer ... Read more...

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Mini-thrusters may help satellites to search for exoplanets

March 4th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): The US Air Force is eyeing mini- thrusters or miniature, electric propulsion systems, to make it easier for their satellites to perform space maneuvers and undertake formidable tasks ... Read more...

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Martian ice undergoes unprecedented changes, observes NASA’’s Phoenix probe

July 30th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): NASA''s Phoenix Mars Lander have discovered visible changes in Martian ice, with cracks appearing in a distinctive hard-surface feature called "Snow Queen". The feature visibly changed sometime ... Read more...

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Hydrogen fuel cells would help develop eco friendly harbour tugs

May 21st, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Fuel cells powered by hydrogen are going to help develop the next generation of harbour tugs, which would help to cut emissions.According to a report by ENN ... Read more...

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Methane based rocket thruster might power next moon mission

November 16th, 2007 - 6:43 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 16 (ANI): A aerospace company has successfully tested a rocket thruster, which might be used to power the engine of the Apollo 11 lunar lander on its next mission to ... Read more...

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