electric propulsion

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Aug 19 2019 - 12:00am | Source: AIAA
This is a dynamically shifting time for power and energy systems that mobilize space and aeronautical vehicles. New paradigms in the propulsion field and operational efficiency...
May 7, 2018 | Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, rh.gatech.edu, 26 Jan 2018, John Toon
The research team that announced the first optical rectenna in 2015 is now reporting a two-fold efficiency improvement in the devices — and a switch to air-stable diode materials...
Plasma Thrusters Teaser
Introduction Like other contemporary energetic and propulsion technologies, electric propulsion—of which plasma thrusters are a subset—has been around for nearly a century. As...
December 5, 2016 | Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons, rh.gatech.edu
For three decades, the symbol of the U.S. space program was the mighty Space Shuttle, an 86-ton reusable spacecraft that hauled astronauts, equipment, and supplies into orbit 135...
May 13, 2016 | Source: Four Wheeler Network, Corey Simone
Electric seems to be all the rage in pavement pounding cars these days, but what about electric power for the dirt? There as been very little, if any, development in that space,...
May 13, 2016 | Source: Yahoo News, Zach Doell
There’s a disconnect somewhere between bicycles, e-bikes, and their motorized scooter or motorcycle cousins. Sometimes the prices go up on the former, while failing to achieve the...
August 7, 2015 | Source: Loz Blain, gizmag
Who needs an ATV when you can have an electric Spider!? We love our tilting vehicles here at Gizmag, but we’ve never seen anything quite like the Swincar Spider before. It's a...
June 3, 2015 | Source: aviationweek.com
Rocket Lab, a sounding rocket and launch vehicle company co-located in the U.S. and New Zealand, is preparing to begin testing a smallsat launcher dubbed Electron that would use...
June 1, 2015 | Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
NASA has taken a key first step in demonstrating a vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) concept aircraft that can cruise efficiently, leading the way for designs potentially...