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作者 Chang Diaz, Franklin, author
書名 To Mars and beyond, fast! : how plasma propulsion will revolutionize space exploration / by Franklin Chang Diaz, Erik Seedhouse
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017
國際標準書號 9783319229188 (electronic bk.)
9783319229171 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-319-22918-8 doi
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說明 1 online resource (xvi, 201 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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系列 Springer Praxis books
Springer Praxis books
附註 1 The Nautilus Paradigm -- 2 A Fast Track to Deep Space -- 3 Early VASIMR Development -- 4 Probing the Physics -- 5 The Breakthroughs -- 6 A New Company is Born -- 7 The VX-200 and the Path to Commercialization -- 8 A Bridge to the Future -- 9 Mission Threats and Potential Solutions -- 10 The VASIMR Nuclear-Electric Mission Architecture -- Index
As advanced space propulsion moves slowly from science fiction to achievable reality, the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, or VASIMR, is a leading contender for making 'Mars in a month' a possibility. Developed by Ad Astra Rockets, which was founded by astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz and backed by NASA, its first commercial tests are imminent. VASIMR heats plasma to extreme temperatures using radio waves. Strong magnetic fields then funnel this plasma out the back of the engine, creating thrust. The continuous propulsion may place long, fast interplanetary journeys within reach in the near future. While scientists dream of the possibilities of using fusion or well-controlled matter-antimatter interactions to propel spacecraft fast and far, that goal is still some way over the horizon. VASIMR provides a more attainable propulsion technology that is based on the matter-antimatter concept. The book describes a landmark technology grounded in plasma physics and offering a practical technological solution for exploring beyond low Earth orbit in the decades to come
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Aeronautics
Electric propulsion
Outer space -- Exploration
Popular Science
Popular Science in Astronomy
Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
Energy Systems
Alt Author Seedhouse, Erik, author
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