TITLE

Liquid-fueled, Laser-powered, N-class thrust Space Engine with Variable Specific Impulse

AUTHOR(S)
Phipps, Claude R.; Luke, James R.; Helgeson, Wesley
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;4/28/2008, Vol. 997 Issue 1, p222
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Conference Paper
ABSTRACT
We discuss the requirements for developing a lightweight laser-powered space engine with specific impulse range 200
ACCESSION #
31896763

 

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