Tuesday, 3 March 2015

First satellites with all-electric propulsion call home

The launch of two new communications satellites may not seem like news these days, but it is when they're the first satellites with all-electric propulsion. Boeing announced that the two 702SP small platform satellites, called ABS-3A and EUTELSAT 115 West B, that launched on Sunday evening are sending back signals to mission control as they power towards geosynchronous orbit under ion drive... Continue Reading First satellites with all-electric propulsion call home

Section: Space

Tags: Boeing, Electric, Elon Musk, ion engine, Satellite, SpaceX

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