Students Explore Potential Use of Carbon Nanotubes in Space Propulsion
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Like something from a sci-fi movie, researchers at NPS are looking at using carbon nanotubes to propel satellites in space. Recent NPS Space Systems Engineering (SSE) graduate Lt. Paul Camp explored the technology in his thesis, designing and building a field ionization test chamber for the nanotubes to be tested for propulsion.
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