Project Icarus: Specific Power for Interstellar Missions Using Inertial Confinement Fusion Propulsion
Current chemical energy systems yield low specific energy which lead to energy conversion systems with a low performance design, less than 10 km/s.
Higher specific power drastically shortens mission times.
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