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Yes, according to multiple sources, including the answer to this question. The estimated drag forces on the ISS, on average, appear to be about 0.25N (although some estimates put it as high as 0.9N). So yes, in theory, a constant thrust could do it. Now, you'd have to contend with the power drain. I believe HiPEP thrusters use somewhere in the range of ...


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The first flown Ion Engine from the United States was the Deep Space One testbed mission, which was one of the Better-Faster-Cheaper missions of the late 1990s. However, the technology was around for quite a bit longer than that. The basic design, the Hall Effect thruster, was studied by both the US and the USSR in the 1960s, and the first public mention ...


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