VZLÚ and SpaceLab develop ion engine worth billions of CZK

Published: 12.09.2019 Related countries:  Thailand Thailand

Czech Aerospace Research Centre and SpaceLabEU are developing an air breathing type ion engine for the use in space.

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.

Source: https://www.cianews.cz/en