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RE: starship-design: Ion Propulsion
No it didn't fail - it worked spectacularly well. The problem was with the
star tracker that is used to determine the spacecraft's location and
orientation. The star tracker died and they had to find another way to
The ion drive worked flawlessly.
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> I heard NASA's first ion probe failed (Deep Space 1, I
> believe). Are they planning on making any more attempts?
> -Skyler Hall
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