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Revolutionary GOCE spacecraft benefits from QinetiQ preci...

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QinetiQ's (LSE: QQL) electric engines are playing a crucial role on a revolutionary spacecraft to be launched today (Monday) from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Northern Russia. The electric engines, known as T5 ion thrusters, are providing high-precision drag compensation for the dart-shaped GOCE spacecraft being launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) to map the Earth's gravitational field. To view Multimedia News Release go to