News Archive / Tagged: University of Michigan
Could the X3 ion thruster propel us to Mars?Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 19th, 2018
The X3, a new ion thruster that could one day propel humans beyond Earth, was successfully tested a few months ago and is one design that could be selected by NASA as a component of propulsion system for future Mars missions.
X3 Hall thruster sets records at NASA GlennMichael ColeNovember 10th, 2017
GLENN RESEARCH CENTER, Ohio — Researchers at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, and the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, have completed a round of important tests on a new ion thruster system that may one day provide propulsion for materials and crews on future missions to Mars.