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Caption: Using advanced Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP), as seen in this artist’s concept, engineers can improve by an order of magnitude the efficiency of a spacecraft’s propulsion system, increasing the useful payload to the final destination as compared to current chemical propulsion systems. This effort builds upon Boeing’s long standing experience in using SEP for orbit raising and attitude control for GEO satellites.
1) Photographer or Author – John Rankin (BEMS 37355) ~ 11-10-12 – SEP-POD – 10x6x300.jpg
2) When and where image was captured: Art was created in Sept. 2011. This version was updated on 10-12-11.
3) Description of actual hardware (product) in the photo – Solar Electric Propulsion concept.