The newest ion engine will allow NASA to flyto mars

We recently wrote that NASA’s space missions turned out to be
unexpectedly for the world community at risk. It turned out that
Americans are nearing the end of plutonium-238 stocks – incredible
valuable and rare substance necessary for the operation of radioisotope
thermoelectric generators. In all of the united states today
There are about 34 kilograms of this radioactive nuclide left, which
not even enough for a mission like Cassini.

However, representatives of the American national
Space Agency grieve the townsfolk with this sad news,
as they immediately informed them of another, this time very encouraging. By
According to the leadership of NASA, scientists at the University of Michigan
completed the creation of a new ionic engine “X3”, which can
позволить человеку отправиться в ближайшие 20 лет to mars и далее в
space. It sounds, of course, too fantastic, but experts
on aeronautics seriously suggest that the future of space
flying for ion engines, not for those that require
chemical or radioactive fuel.

Advantages and disadvantages of the ion engine

�”X3″ is an innovative engine that
uses to create thrust a stream of ions (plasma), accelerated in
electric field to ultra high speeds. In theory, a rocket
equipped with this engine, can fly at a speed of 40
kilometers per second against 5 kilometers from an ordinary rocket. how
it is easy to calculate the spacecraft will be
overcome the same distance 8 times faster. Despite the fact that
the ion accelerator also needs fuel, it will be required
much less compared to the modern engine.

Thus, on board the spacecraft can be taken
more significant payload volumes. All this as sure
NASA, will give our civilization a real opportunity to go to
foreseeable future on the Red Planet. As a working body for
�”X3″ can act neon, argon, krypton, xenon and others
ionized inert gases, and also, possibly, mercury (by the way,
there is an opinion that aliens also use mercury in their
interstellar ships). Source of energy for ionizing this
fuels will be photoelectric converters, that is, all
famous solar panels.

Americans report that their newest engine delivers power
over 100 kilowatts, generating thrust of the order of 5.4 Newtons. what
concerns thrust, then, compared with chemical rocket
engines, this is not so much, but NASA engineers intend
solve this problem by forcing the accelerators to generate several
flows instead of one. Another disadvantage of “X3” at the moment
are its huge dimensions. Byка такой двигатель можно
Move exclusively with a crane.

Voronezh ion engine

Recall that in 2015 the development of a similar electric rocket
jet engine jointly completed scientists
Voronezh Design Bureau of Chemical Automation and Moscow
Aviation Institute. Russian scientists have been working to create
its ion accelerator since 2013. Domestic invention
while somewhat inferior in some respects to the American,
however, Voronezh and Moscow craftsmen continue to improve
and successfully test your child. The goal of our compatriots
same as NASA’s: make space flights much more
fast, cheap, simple and reliable. Note by the way, oh
Russian development, then no one outside our country
I wrote, although today the foreign press is rushing about the achievements
the americans. In this case, the creators of the ion engine is not averse.
take advantage of the achievements of the Russians, who always come up with
Something unexpectedly original and inimitable …

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