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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A plasma engine designed by researchers at the University of Michigan, in cooperation with NASA and the U.S.
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. There is nothing on Earth that would touch it - if we could only build it."