[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Boeing logo that links to boeing.com
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Solar Electric Propulsion
Spacecraft powered by electric thrusters coupled with compact, light-weight solar arrays mean that near-Earth and interplanetary space missions will no longer have to rely on chemical thrusters to explore deep space. Boeing’s highly efficient solar arrays with electric thrusters allow for increased on-orbit maneuverability. Solar electric propulsion enables the efficient transport of heavy payloads from low Earth orbit to higher orbits. Science missions could also use solar electric propulsion to reach distant regions of our solar system, and commercial missions could use solar electric propulsion tugs to place, service, resupply, reposition and salvage space assets.
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Click here to download a Desktop Background image

Visit Boeing.com for more information on Space.  |  Explore Careers at Boeing.

Copyright © 1995 - 2012 Boeing. All Rights Reserved. Site Terms | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | FAQ