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Blog posts: Fusion

Fueling Icarus

  Icarus is to be a fusion powered starship.  To keep the ship’s mass within reasonable bounds, the fusion drive will have to be very powerful, transforming about 100 grams of fuel into 100 tonnes of thrust every second.  Just how powerful is ...

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Fusion Propulsion: Reaching the Stars by Wielding the Power of the Stars

The following blog is a guest post from Kevin Schillo who is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Aerospace Systems Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His research is focusing on pulsed fusion propulsion, which could help to open up ...

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Project Enzmann

Sometime in the 1960s the physicist Robert Duncan Enzmann came up with the idea of using huge spheres of frozen Deuterium, mined from the gas giants, as the main fuel for so called ‘Slow Boats’. These are large vessels but much smaller than ...

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ITER, A Display at the American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge Tennessee

When I attended the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop on November 28 & 29, I visited the AMSE museum that was adjacent to the hotel where the workshop was presented. There was a very nice display on the ITER project being built in the ...

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Plasma-Jet driven Magneto-Inertial Fusion (PJMIF)

Feasible, practical and relatively cheap nuclear fusion concept is one of science’s holy grails and the search has been on for more than five decades now. It represents one of the ultimate sources of energy for both terrestrial and space practices. There are ...

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