This Invention describes a fusion-powered rocket engine that will produce high specific impulse, Isp, moderate thrust, T, and low neutron levels. Use of this engine will allow more rapid, less expensive, ~104-kg-payload, manned or unmanned space missions to nearby and remote planets and to extra-solar-system destinations. In doing so, this engine can advance space exploration and open commercial opportunities.
© 2014 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. All rights reserved.