Re: ion satellite?

Mike DiMuzio (mdimuzio@cisnet.com)
Mon, 28 Sep 1998 23:56:20 +0000

Aliendish@aol.com wrote:

> I heard about a satellite launching around October 20th that has something to
> do on ion propulsion, and that it can travel 10,000mph faster than ordinary
> satellites. Does anyone know anything about this, or have an idea of what I'm
> talking about?

    You might be talking about Deep Space 1, which does have an
ion engine.  It  is due to launch between Oct 15 and Nov 10.  It will
test ion engine technology as well as flying past both an asteroid
and a comet.  More info at http://nmp.jpl.nasa.gov/ds1/

Mike
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Mike DiMuzio    mdimuzio@cisnet.com