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Deep Space 1 Using Its Ion Engine
Deep Space 1 Using Its Ion Engine (click to enlarge)
 
 

Deep Space 1 Using Its Ion Engine

NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft approaching the comet 19P/Borrelly. Its primary mission was to serve as a technology demonstrator -- testing ion propulsion and 11 other advanced technologies -- successfully completed in September 1999.

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