Czech Aerospace Research Centre (VZLÚ) has partnered with SpaceLabEU to develop an ion engine for the use in space, so-called air breathing type. The information was provided to ČIANEWS by VZLÚ General Manager Jan Kašpar adding that the engine was able to suck residual atmosphere and use it as fuel. If everything goes as scheduled, a testing version will likely be tested at the VZLÚ satellite CubeSat. It will likely verify the operability and calibrate terrestrial tests and simulations. The engine could have a value of billions of CZK.