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Re: Xenon Ion

At 5:11 PM 7/9/96, David Levine wrote:
>A recent NASA press release mentions the Xenon Ion engine.
>Isn't that an engine that originally came out of development of
>the TAU project?
>Apparently they're actually building the thing (not TAU, but
>the engine...)

I think they are starting to use Ion engines as attitude control thrusters
on the big comsats.  So the project might be justified for that even thou
TAU never went anywhere.



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