Plasma propulsion is a form of rocket propulsion that uses a plasma to create thrust. Plasma is a gas that has been ionized, or had its electrons stripped away, making it electrically conductive. When a current is passed through the plasma, it creates a magnetic field that can be used to accelerate the plasma out of the back of a rocket engine. Plasma propulsion is still in the early stages of development, but it has the potential to be much more efficient than traditional chemical rockets. One advantage of plasma propulsion is that it does not require traditional propellants, which are expensive and dangerous to handle. Additionally, plasma propulsion can be used in a vacuum, making it ideal for use in space. However, the technology is still very new and needs further development before it can be widely used.
Aerospace engineering is the process of designing and developing products for the aviation and space industry.
A propulsion engine is a type of engine used to provide thrust or push to move an object forwards.