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A New Way to Move Tiny Spacecraft | Electrospray Propulsion

Big, fiery rocket launches are just too powerful for something like a toaster-sized CubeSat once it’s in space. Electrospray propulsion is a promising new way to move these little satellites.

Host: Caitlin Hofmeister
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