propulsion Archive

Nuclear fusion pellet runway

Jordin Kare described his fusion pellet proposal in the 1990s. Pellets (with deuterium and tritium or other fusion gases) are laid down in an outbound track for the spacecraft that will eventually use them, deployed in advance by small spacecraft …

Imploding Liner Fusion Propulsion System

NASA advanced innovative concepts has funded Michael LaPointe, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center to develop a fusion propulsion system. It is an innovative modification to magneto-inertial fusion is proposed in which the pulsed, high current magnetic field coil and stationary …

Mach Effects for In Space Propulsion: Interstellar Mission

NASA is funding Mach effect propulsion in the latest round of advanced concept projects. Nextbigfuture has covered Woodwards Mach effect propulsion in dozens of articles. They propose to study the implementation of an innovative thrust producing technology for use in …