I am interested in knowing how many newton's of force is needed to keep 1 kg of mass hovering above the moon's surface.
And whether the current most powerful ion thrusters would be up to the task? I believe ESA tested an ion thruster recently which achieved 100 kilo newton's. (I massively mis-remembered this part. I was thinking of the X3 thruster, and the figure is 5.4 Newtons.)
Thank you in advance!