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Is the ion engine affected by the space around it?

Is the ion engine affected by the space around it?


Copyright: ESA 2002. Illustration by Medialab

How does the electric sea in the Earth's space environment interact with an electric engine? Can it harm the spacecraft? The main onboard instruments EPDP and SPEDE will find out.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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