Designers of the Pulsar Direct Fusion Drive think that this technology can radically expand the science capability of planetary missions.
Pulsar is a clean space propulsion systems and services company delivering intelligent propulsion now and creating the future through fusion applications.
Modeling shows that this technology can potentially propel a spacecraft with a mass of about 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) to Pluto in 4 years.
The Direct Fusion Drive (DFD) is a compact nuclear fusion engine that could provide both thrust and electrical power for spaceships. This technology opens unprecedented possibilities to explore the solar system in a limited amount of time and with a very high payload-to-propellant masses ratio.
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