Electric Propulsion to usher in new era of satellite launched

Posted on:19 Jun 2017 10:01:37
Electric Propulsion to usher in new era of satellite launched
19 June 2017 Current Affairs:

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) working on a new propulsion system known as the Electric Propulsion (EP) system that is set to usher for cost effective satellite launches.

  • The Electric Propulsion (EP) system converts solar energy into electrical energy which in turn is used to change the velocity of a satellite in space.

  • This technology was first used as a technology demonstrator in Geostationary Communication satellite (GSAT-9) or the South Asia Satellite.


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