New Electric Propulsion Chamber Propels the Future of Space Travel

The chamber will test the newer, high-powered thrusters needed for future space exploration.

An electrically powered spacecraft propulsion system uses electrical energy to change the velocity of a spacecraft. Photo courtesy NASA.

Why Electric Propulsion?

The installation team maneuvers the first section of the vacuum chamber into place.

A Testing Powerhouse

The final section of the chamber is carefully attached, completing the 30-ft long piece of equipment.

End-to-End Electric Propulsion Testing

The Future of Electric Propulsion

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