Russia to launch satellite with perpetual engine

Автор: Yelena Zubtsova

MOSCOW, August 21 (Itar-Tass) -Russia is going to launch a space vehicle with a "perpetual engine" on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the era of space exploration. "We shall test for the first time in outer space our engine, which functions without the ejection of the reactive mass, on the micro-satellite named Yubileiny (Anniversary Satellite)," Valery Menshikov, scientific director of the Research Institute of Space Systems, told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.

Initially specialists intended to test the engine at the International Space Station (ISS), but they believe the experiment is going to be more accurate at the satellite. "The space vehicle will move from one orbit to another with the help of the engine, which will be turned on in an autonomous regime or after receiving the order from the Earth," Menshikov explained...

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