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Old 02-13-2009, 08:11 AM   #11431
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Is it anything to do with the Hubble? Blimey this is really hard lol
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:28 AM   #11432
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Is it anything to do with the Hubble? Blimey this is really hard lol

The Hubble, as well as anything else in orbit would have equipment that would perform the function this does. Don't know if Hubble uses this particular variety.
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:59 AM   #11433
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mmmmmmmmm I'm really stuck on this one, sorry not much good! :0(
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:49 PM   #11434
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I've just about spelled it out as to functionality. What does every spacecraft need that emits/ejects something, in this case plasma?
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:56 PM   #11435
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well you may have spelled it out in your mind, but I can't guess it. Sorry mate I tried! I think there was not a lot of response to this so I give up.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:51 PM   #11436
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Hopefully I will have time to get back on it this evening! I'm in the same boat as you Les! Maybe that's the problem--we're in a boat, but we need to be in a space ship!

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Old 02-13-2009, 06:52 PM   #11437
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If everyone is stymied, I can put up something else.

This thing is an ion thruster. It is used for station keeping and maneuvering on satellites and other spacecraft. It is one of several thruster types.

I'll post another pic in a while.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:54 PM   #11438
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Darn, I was just about to say that! Just kidding of course, I wasn't anywhere near!

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Old 02-13-2009, 06:55 PM   #11439
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Ion thruster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The pics are of the Hall-effect version.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:32 PM   #11440
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Ok, try this one. Something a little more down to Earth. What is the odd building in front?
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