Who invented Ion Engine?
Most rocket engines use chemical reactions for power. They combine various gases and liquids to form chemical explosions which push the rocket through space. Chemical rocket engines tend to be powerful but have a short lifetime.
Ion Engines use electric fields instead of chemical reactions. Ion Engines tend to be much less powerful, but they are so efficient, they can last for years before running out of fuel.
These activities should help you understand how Ion Engines work.
Before you can understand the entire Ion Engine, you need to understand some basics about electric charges.
flew their first plane, Shivkar Bapuji Talpade and
his wife gave a thrilling demonstration flight on
the Chowpatty beach in Mumbai. Mr. Talpade, an
erudite Sanskrit scholar, constructed his
aeroplane named 'Marutsakha' based on the
description of Vimanas available in the Vedas.
The theory of the Ion Engine has been credited
to Robert Goddard, long recognized as the father
of Liquid-fuel Rocketry. It is claimed that in
1906, long before Goddard launched his first
modern rocket, his imagination had conceived the
idea of an Ion rocket. However, Shivkar Bapuji
Talpade used an Ion Engine to take his plane to a
height of 1500 ft. in 1895, many years before
Shivkar Talpade was a Vedic scholar and used to
teach at the J.J. School of Arts. He obtained the
technology from some rare Sanskrit manuscripts. He
also wrote a book in Marathi named Praacheena
Vimaana Vidye Chaasodha. Lalaji Rayanji, Maharaja
of Baroda, w ...more