# Will the International Space Station's propulsion system be changed to electric propulsion?

I know the systems being used are very new and being used in very small satellites, but if a system could be scaled up in the near future, that would certainly help keep the station afloat. Thoughts?

It only provides 5 Newtons of thrust, at very high specific impulse ($I_\mathrm{sp}$). Due to power requirements, it will use batteries with charge capacity sufficient for 15 minutes of usage. Could be helpful, but is not clear if it will suffice for station re-boost needs.