PROJECT BUSSARD: LAUNCH OF A NEW ICARUS PROJECT

Recently, the Icarus team announced the launch of several new projects. We are very pleased to add another project to that growing list of interstellar research initiatives, helping to break the boundaries on what is possible. In particular, we should take guidance from the words of wisdom from the late science and science fiction writer Sir Arthur C. Clarke, who’s defined second law states: “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible”. Project Bussard, is a research project to investigate the physics and engineering issues associated with the Bussard interstellar ramjet. But before we define the scope of the project, let us first revisit history. Interstellar Ramjet as imagined by Icarus Graphical Engineer Adrian Mann (more…)