ion rocket


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ion rocket

n.
1. A rocket using ionic propulsion.

ion rocket

n
(Astronautics) a rocket propelled by an ion engine
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Nasa has tested an ion rocket system that could continually accelerate a spacecraft with a steady pulse after it leaves Earth's orbit - which could shorten the voyage by months.