Designer Edge Image of the Day - 4-8-13 - Ion Engines
Kyle Maxey posted on April 08, 2013 |
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MIT recently announced that they are developing an Ionic thruster which could replace conventional jet engines. A traditional jet engine generates 2N/kW of thrust but ionic engines have been demonstrated to produce 110N/kW of thrust. Add to that the fact that ionic engines are silent and you’ve got the makings of a stealthy propulsion device.

Image Courtesy of JPL

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