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March 3, 2015 in News: NASA eyes ion engines for Mars orbiter launching in 2022 – Spaceflight Now

March 4, 2015

Spaceflight Now March 3, 2015 in News: NASA eyes ion engines for Mars orbiter launching in 2022 Spaceflight Now NASA officials want the agency’s next Mars orbiter to pull double duty as a communications relay station for a fleet of surface landers…

Source: spaceflightnow.com

Ion propulsion will open up a whole universe of new mission possibilities that have not been possible heretofore.

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