An ION thruster is a way of electric propulsion whereby IONS are accelerated by electricity, therefore creating thrust. Modern ion thrusters use inert gases for propellant, like xenon, that creates positive IONS and negative electrons called plasma. ION thrusters are the propulsion of choice because it is efficient and enables spacecraft to travel faster, cheaper, and further.
There are two different sorts of ion thrusters:
Mineral insulated heaters can be used in both applications and are very suitable for high temperature and vacuum environments.
Read more about Kamet ‘s heating solutions for het Aerospace industry. You can also read more information about Cathode heaters for satellites with electric propulsion (EP).