Ion Thrusters which are used for space vessels, such as sending sattelites into space, how much do they cost?
Depends on the spacecraft and it's mission.
Never heard of off-the-rack ion drives.
iirc: costs can range from 10's of thousands to milions per unit.
What is your interest.
Well then approach the manufacturers and tell them your requirements - what are you messing with us for??!
Note: the thruster will accelerate your craft for as long as it has power and fuel ... there is no theoretical top speed...
Ion thrusters capable of sending satellites into space do not exist. Thrust to weight ratio of modern ion thrusters is very low, making them impossible to use until you have at least established an orbit.Ion Thrusters which are used for space vessels, such as sending sattelites into space
I must ask. Since the minimum required thrust to escape earth is 9,81N/Kg, and I wanted to accelerate 10m/s^2, I would need a thrust of 19,81N/Kg. If my spaceship weights 300Kg, I would need a thrust of (10+9,81)*300= 5943 Newton. After 4 minutes and 38 seconds I would be traveling at 10'000km/h. So my question is, if you would be in empty space, the thrust required in order to reach the same velocity from 0km/h, would be equivalent to 10m/s^2 + 0m/s^2, because there is nothing dragging you down. Is this correct?