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    • A rocket engine that develops thrust by expelling…
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ion engine definition

  • noun:
    • A rocket engine that develops thrust by expelling ions without gaseous burning items. Also known as ion rocket.
    • a form of spacecraft propulsion, wherein electric areas accelerate ions out of the exhaust to provide motive power
    • a form of reaction-propulsion motor to propel rockets in area; a stream of good ions is accelerated to a top velocity by a power area
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