DEEP SPACE PROPULSION



Space represents the greatest challenge the human race will ever face simply because of its sheer immensity. Even our own backyard, the solar system, has trillions of cubic kilometers of absolute emptiness whose scale is not easily envisioned by earth-bound explorers.

Reaching across these vast depths will require technologies that will challenge the limits of human innovation.


INTERPLANETARY SUPERHIGHWAY
Low energy pathways through space.
ION DRIVES
Cruising the Solar System a gram of fuel at a time.
FISSION ROCKETS
Hot and dirty nuclear propulsion.
CYCLERS
Catching the interplanetary bus.
SOLAR BOILERS
Steaming between the planets.
LORENTZ PROPULSION MICROPROBES
Dusting worlds with thousands of tiny sensors.
METASTABLE ROCKET FUELS
Chemical rockets with the power of a nuclear drive.
PLASMA ROCKETS
Rocket exhaust as hot as stars.
NUCLEAR PULSE DRIVE
A GOOD use for nuclear bombs.
FUSION ROCKETS
Harnessing the power source of the stars.
SOLAR SAILS
Sailing on currents of unfiltered sunlight.
ANTIMATTER ROCKETS
Using the ultimate rocket fuel.
ANTIMATTER SAILS
Flying on puffs of antimatter.
PHOTON DRIVES
All you need is an advanced gamma ray mirror.
GRAVITIC DRIVES
Manipulating gravity for propulsion.
IMPULSE DRIVES
From Star Trek, gravity wave generators and space/time coils.
GUT DRIVES
Mining the vacuum for unlimited energy.
TELEPORT DRIVES
A million quantum jumps a second

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