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ION ENGINE FOR DEEP SPACE 1 PROBE
USA, The ion engine, used in the past to power satellites orbiting Earth, will be used for the first time for deep space travel. NASA actually means to employ it in the Deep Space 1 mission that will take the Deep Space 1 probe to Comet Borrelly. To be ranked as a success, the engine was supposed to achieve 200 hours of operation, but the results have been far beyond expectationes because...
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