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Title: [NSS]Australians Receive Funding for Plasma Thruster
Post by: Feed Bot on July 05, 2011, 07:01:32 PM
Australians Receive Funding for Plasma Thruster

Australia National University’s Plasma Research Laboratory has received a grant to help build its Helicon Double Layer Thruster (HDLT). If successful, the driver could be in space as early as 2013.
Because of the high temperatures generated in plasma drives, the trick is confining the hot gas without it destroying the chamber. For this, the HDLT [...]

Source: Australians Receive Funding for Plasma Thruster (http://blog.nss.org/?p=2784)