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A Pinch of Iodine: New Space Propulsion System Gets First Demonstration in Space

ThrustMe has successfully tested its iodine–fueled electric propulsion system in space and published the results of the demonstration in ¬†Nature, according to a statement from the company. The company says that the experiment points the way to an iodine-powered engine as a viable alternative to conventional xenon propellant and that it could enable extreme propulsion …

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