Solar electric propulsion
Solar electric propulsion typically refers to the combination of solar cells and ion drive for propelling a spacecraft through outer space. This technology has been known to be study by NASA, and is regarded for its capabilities.
The main concept is a nexus of Solar panels on spacecraft and ion thruster. However, there is a number of other Electrically powered spacecraft propulsion such as the Arcjet (it may not imply an ion drive, of which there is a variety of types also)
It is also possible to generate electricity from the Sun without using photovoltaic panels, such as with solar concentrators and a Stirling engine
Other types of spacecraft propulsion
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