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MIT

March 12, 2015

Electric Propulsion System Improves Maneuverability of Small Satellites

March 12, 2015 — Small satellites are becoming increasingly popular tools for Earth-imaging, communications, and other applications. But they have major control issues: Once in space, they can't accurately point cameras or change orbit, and they usually crash and burn within a few months. What these satellites lack is a viable propulsion system, says MIT