Thursday 14 October 2021

Nuclear Conversion for Starship

There has been much discussion about converting the SpaceX Starship to use nuclear propulsion. It would allow for a great increase in specific impulse and a massive extension of mission capabilities.

But is it actually worthwhile?

Thursday 11 March 2021

Fusion Highways in Space

A transport system that can get spacecraft to Jupiter in 10 days, but without a massive onboard reactor, using antimatter fuel or riding a gigantic laser beam? 

What we need instead is a Fusion Highway to connect the Solar System in unprecedented ways. 

Monday 4 January 2021

Moto-Orion: Mechanized Nuclear Pulse Propulsion

The Orion nuclear pulse propulsion concept has been around for over six decades now. It is powerful and robust, but lacks the flexibility and features we expect from many more modern designs.

Can we give it those additional capabilities?