spacecraft propulsion

  • Twin Probes Suffer Thruster Glitch on the Way to Mercury

    Twin Probes Suffer Thruster Glitch on the Way to Mercury

    For more than five years, a pair of spacecraft have been traveling through the solar system to reach the innermost planet Mercury and observe its extreme conditions. During its complex journey, the BepiColombo mission ran into a problem that’s preventing its thrusters from operating at full power, potentially jeopardizing the mission. BepiColombo launched in October…