[amsat-bb] Re: Propulsion video

SV1BSX sv1bsx at yahoo.gr
Thu Mar 12 16:00:29 PDT 2009

.....nice this ion-engine David. I would like to imagine a future HEO for
radio-amateurs with
a propulsion like that and a... nuclear-battery with 30 years life-time.

 No batteries, no arcjet - like P3-phase...  they were always the source of
our problems.

73, Mak SV1BSX

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <G0MRF at aol.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 12:15 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Propulsion video

> Hi.
> For anyone interested in space propusion, there's a short introductory
> video
> on 'Euronews'
> 8 minutes in length, I thought the business end of the ion engine used for
> the 350kg moon orbiter Smart1 was quite neat. - Can be held in one hand!
> _http://www.euronews.net/en/article/05/03/2009/from-gunpowder-to-the-cosmos-th
> e-latest-techniques-to-power-space-travel/_
> (http://www.euronews.net/en/article/05/03/2009/from-gunpowder-to-the-cosmos-the-latest-techniques-to-power-space
> -travel/)
> Thanks
> David
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