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Fusion Propulsion for Spacecraft

  1. Jun 21, 2009 #1
    I found this presentation on Fusion Propulsion here:

    http://fti.neep.wisc.edu/presentations/jfs_jannaf_1205.pdf" [Broken]

    The Gas Dynamic Mirror seemed the most interesting and I got a lot of Google hits on it, but here are some guys working on actual proof of concept hardware.

    http://memagazine.asme.org/articles/2008/november/Go_Beyond.cfm[/PLAIN] [Broken]

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    http://www.reiszengineers.com/space.php4

    http://www.reiszengineers.com/twodimensional.php4" [Broken]
     
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  3. Jul 24, 2009 #2
    The U.S AEC built several nuclear powered rocket engines and tested them in Nevada. See
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_thermal_rocket
    The most powerful fission reactor engine ran for 12 minutes at 4,000 megawatts. The coolant/propulsion gas was hydrogen.
     
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