Iodine Offers Advantages Over Xenon For Electric Propulsion

Busek test-fires tiny RF gridded-ion thruster for CubeSat apps, using ‘solid’ iodine as fuel

The goal of deep-space exploration is driving many technological benefits, including a high-efficiency iodine-fueled RF ion microthruster

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from Aviation Week – Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News


Author: David Pflieger

David Pflieger is working as the CEO of Ravn Alaska. David received his pilot training in the United States Air Force, and has since held multiple positions with different airlines, for over 20 years!

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