plasma engine


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plasma engine

n
(Astronautics) an engine that generates thrust by reaction to the emission of a jet of plasma
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Its dominant export is Intel's microchip, while it is also host to recent initiatives to develop an aerospace industry, such as the work to develop a next-generation plasma engine for space travel by Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang's Ad Astra Rocket Co.
It will go at a terrific speed close to the speed of light, using electromagnetism and a plasma engine.
Plasma engines save 1,300 to 1,700 pounds on a takeoff mass of approximately 3.