Overview and status of a mirror fusion propulsion system design study

  • Carpenter S
  • Brennan K
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Abstract

An overview is given on the important discoveries made since 1986 in the engineering design of space fusion propulsion plants. These discoveries allowed the optimization of an earth-based fusion-electric magnetic-mirror-fusion reactor concept for propulsion in space. The resulting design is called the Mirror Fusion Propulsion System (MFPS).

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  • Scott A. Carpenter

  • Kathleen M. Brennan

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