03 January 2020
Chinese space engineers have tested a micro propulsion technology on the Tianqin-1 satellite, which was launched on 20 December 2019. Micro propulsion technology which could be used in future space-based gravitational wave detection. Experts from the China Academy of Space Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said they tested the variable thrust propulsion at the micronewton level on the Tianqin-1 satellite. The accuracy of the micro propulsion system of the Tianqin-1 satellite could reach 0.1 micronewtons.
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