APR 14, 2015 6:46 PM PDT

A Manned Ship With Solar Electric Propulsion

WRITTEN BY: Andrew J. Dunlop
Artist's conception of a manned Mars ship with solar electric propulsion

Future deep space missions will require propulsion this is more efficient than chemical rockets. Though it is slow to start, solar electric propulsion with an ion drive can accelerate continuously. So over time they can build up quite a velocity.
About the Author
  • Andrew J. Dunlop lives and writes in a little town near Boston. He's interested in space, the Earth, and the way that humans and other species live on it.
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