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Airbus Space will use plasma propulsion for new generation of satellites

Prime contractors Thales Alenia Space and Airbus Defense and Space have jointly selected, along with the European Space Agency (ESA), Snecma’s PPS 5000 plasma (electric) thruster for their new-generation telecommunications satellite platforms. The Neosat program includes the delivery, in the … Continue reading

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Magnetic Propulsion

Today, electromagnetic propulsion (EMP) for submarines — a propellerless and therefore silent and maintenance-free way to drive a craft through water — is getting new attention. A hypothetical design for a 15-ton sub using this form of propulsion was presented … Continue reading

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Silent Sea Engine for Nuclear Subs

In the silent world of underwater warfare, the slightest noise can bring sudden death to a submarine. The electronic eats of the enemy can detect conventional engines and screw propellers as far as 100 miles away. A computer interprets the … Continue reading

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