TITLE

AIMStar: Antimatter initiated microfusion for pre-cursor interstellar missions

AUTHOR(S)
Kramer, Kevin J.; Lewis, Raymond A.; Meyer, Kirby J.; Smith, Gerald A.; Howe, Steven D.
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 504 Issue 1, p1412
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We address the challenge of delivering a scientific payload to 10,000 A.U. in 50 years. This mission may be viewed as a pre-cursor to later missions to Alpha Centauri and beyond. We consider a small, nuclear fusion engine sparked by clouds of antiprotons, and describe the principle and operation of the engine and mission parameters. An R&D program currently in progress is discussed. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
5985194

 

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