Researchers at the University of Michigan are working on a new drive that will allow us, in a fraction of the current cost, to be orbited to Earth or small satellites.
Engineers are working on a project called CAT (CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster), which aims to construct small, solar-powered CubeSat propulsion blocks that can move objects into orbit.
The new technology would significantly reduce the cost of launching satellites compared to the current heavy and heavy rocket method. Scientists expect their invention, in the future, will significantly speed up the space exploration process, enabling satellites to be sent to Saturn and Jupiter.
However, to complete their project, they need at least $ 200,000, so they decided to raise funds through Kickstarter. If they manage to gather needed resources, they may be able to send a new prototype into the space next year, and one year later they want to use it to launch space vehicles into space.