• Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Turkey successfully develops 'Ion Propulsion' for Satellites

Discussion in 'Middle East & Africa' started by Combat-Master, Jul 14, 2018 at 1:50 PM.

  1. Combat-Master

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    Development of HALE (Hall Effect Thruster) Ion Propulsion started in August of 2010 and completed last month (June) after 8 years of development.

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    With 80 miliNewtons of thrust at 1300w, it is comparable to leading manufacturers of Ion Thrusters for space propulsion.
    Turkish Ion propulsion will be used on various Turkish satellites currently in development, such as TurkSat-6A.

     
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    Very good development
     
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    Straight from Star Trek, good development.
     
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    Well, not any more.. it has been in the real world for quite some time but I'm Turkey is among few countries to achieve this tech.
     
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    Actually it's appropriate for very long space flights.