Oct 21, 2021

A New Electric Jet Engine Actually Works Inside the Atmosphere

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And it’s based on a kind of plasma.

A new design of a plasma jet engine was unveiled last year by a group of researchers in China. While not a new technology in and of itself, this new design could be the secret to allowing the use of these engines in the atmosphere — not just limited to space.

While the thrust output is still pretty puny when compared to conventional atmospheric engines, once scaled, this new type of engine could prove revolutionary for the aerospace industry.

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