The small Ion thruster that could change space travel - Orbit 10.14

April 16, 2017

Natalya Bailey the Founder & CEO of Accion Systems joins us to talk about their very small yet incredibly powerful take on Ion thrusters. As these get closer to their theoretical maximum thrust, just a couple of the tiny units could perform all of the ISS station keeping needs! Or even send humans to Mars!

In Space News:
* Potential habitability in Europa and Enceladus
* Update on French Guiana Blockade
* Atlas V aims for Tuesday Cygnus launch
* NASA presents Deep Space Gateway and more SLS missions
* Mars InSight seismometer passes major test

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