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SPACE: We are entering the ION propulsion age (no more rockets)

LessThunk comment: Looks like ION engines finally came of age. “Now that electric spacecraft engines have entered mainstream use, they look set to reduce the cost of deploying satellites. With compact ion engines on board, satellites can raise themselves from low Earth orbit to their final geostationary orbit under their own power. This will save enormous amounts of fuel and allow the use of much smaller launch vehicles which will save a lot of money.”

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2015/03/10/ion-engine-dawn-ceres/

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