the most advanced ion space thruster in operation in vacuum system “iongaspropulsion@gmail.com”

This is a demonstration of the most advanced ion space thruster in operation. The device uses Krypton or Xenon and has efficiency of using of the propellant above 85%. The parameters of the thrusters are: Specific Impulse ISP=10000s, Power supply 10W, Accelerating voltage 4kV, Ion beam current 2.5mA, Evfficiency of using of electrical energy about 90%, Gas Krypton, Sizes 2cmX2cmX2cm. Thrust between 2 and 4mN. I will upload soon 10min video with more information and explanations. For contacts: iongaspropulsion@gmail.com The inventor of this thruster is the only owner of the Intellectual Property for this technology. The development has been starting in 1995 during my studying in Engineering Physics and Quantum Mechanics and especially after reading of several special books of Quantum Mechanical Effects. The thruster does not have any signs of destruction or ion erosion after 100 hour lifetime tests. iongaspropulsion is a part of Starskite, www.starskite.com

What is plasma based propulsion and how far could it take you into space?

VASIMR
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Question by Kameron Rogers: What is plasma based propulsion and how far could it take you into space?

Best answer:

Answer by Elizabeth H
VASIMR is a plasma-based propulsion system. An electric power source is used to ionize fuel into plasma. Electric fields heat and accelerate the plasma while the magnetic fields direct the plasma in the proper direction as it is ejected from the engine, creating thrust for the spacecraft. The engine can even vary the amount of thrust generated, allowing it to increase or decrease its acceleration. It even features an “afterburner” mode that sacrifices fuel efficiency for additional speed. Possible fuels for the VASIMR engine could include hydrogen, helium, and deuterium.

A 10- to 20-megawatt VASIMR engine could propel human missions to Mars in just 39 days, whereas conventional rockets would take six months or more.

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Space craft fuel help?

VASIMR
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Question by : Space craft fuel help?
Is it possible to get a 747 sized space ship to space using VASIMR engines’ The ability to fly up 60 000ft’ And light weight.
Only using 10 million dollars of fuel

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Answer by Morningfox
Do you mean the ability to fly to space from 60,000 feet, or to reach 60,000 feet from the ground? I think that 60,000 feet is a long way from outer space. The accepted point is 328,000 feet. A 747 sized ship would need about 2,000,000 newtons of thrust, or maybe twice that if it was heavy loaded.

Current and near future VASIMR engines would produce less than 1000 N thrust. They would need to be 2000 times more powerful to get a space ship from ground to orbit. Even starting from 60,000 feet and 1000 km/hr would save only 5% or 10% of the total energy.

It *might* be possible to get something as big and heavy as a 747 to orbit with only million of fuel. The Space Shuttle costs about million per launch / landing, but that includes a lot more than just the fuel.

Space Shuttle payload = about 30,000 kg.
747 payload = about 113,000 kg, about 3.8 times more.

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An ion propulsion rocket was used to accelerate a space probe. Ions of Xenon gas were ejected at high speed?

Question by : An ion propulsion rocket was used to accelerate a space probe. Ions of Xenon gas were ejected at high speed?
Calculate the force exerted by an ion propulsion rocket on a space probe, and hence determine its acceleration is 7.35*10^-5.

Here is some additional information:
Mass of space probe = 490kg
Speed of ejection of ions = 3.0*10^4 m/s
Rate of ejection of ions = 1.20*10^-6 kg/s (0.104 kg per day)

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Answer by Steve
F = ṁ*v = 1.2E-6*3E4 = .036 N

a = F/M = .036/490 = 7.35E-5 m/s²

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NASA’s Space Shuttle program, officially the Space Transportation System (STS)

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NASA’s Space Shuttle program, officially the Space Transportation System (STS)
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Atlantis approaches the international Space Station (ISS) International Space Station, (ISS)
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Space Shuttle program, officially called Space Transportation System (STS) unpowered landing
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Mars2010_ Pt4of6_ Various Panelists_ The VASIMR Drive For Space Exploration_ Panel Discussion.mp4

Mars2010_ Pt4of6_ Various Panelists_ The Vasimr Drive For Space Exploration_ Panel Discussion. The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) is an electro-magnetic thruster for spacecraft propulsion. It uses radio waves to ionize and heat a propellant and magnetic fields to accelerate the resulting plasma to generate thrust. It is one of several types of spacecraft electric propulsion systems. The method of heating plasma used in VASIMR was originally developed as a result of research into nuclear fusion. VASIMR is intended to bridge the gap between high-thrust, low-specific impulse propulsion systems and low-thrust, high-specific impulse systems. VASIMR is capable of functioning in either mode. Costa Rican scientist and former astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz created the VASIMR concept and has been working on its development since 1977.

Mars2010_ Pt1of6_ Various Panelists_ The Vasimr Drive For Space Exploration_ Panel Discussion.mp4

Mars2010_ Pt1of6_ Various Panelists_ The Vasimr Drive For Space Exploration_ Panel Discussion. en.wikipedia.org The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) is an electro-magnetic thruster for spacecraft propulsion. It uses radio waves to ionize and heat a propellant and magnetic fields to accelerate the resulting plasma to generate thrust. It is one of several types of spacecraft electric propulsion systems. The method of heating plasma used in VASIMR was originally developed as a result of research into nuclear fusion. VASIMR is intended to bridge the gap between high-thrust, low-specific impulse propulsion systems and low-thrust, high-specific impulse systems. VASIMR is capable of functioning in either mode. Costa Rican scientist and former astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz created the VASIMR concept and has been working on its development since 1977.

Mars2010_ Pt5of6_ Various Panelists_ The VASIMR Drive For Space Exploration_ Panel Discussion.mp4

Mars2010_ Pt5of6_ Various Panelists_ The Vasimr Drive For Space Exploration_ Panel Discussion. The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) is an electro-magnetic thruster for spacecraft propulsion. It uses radio waves to ionize and heat a propellant and magnetic fields to accelerate the resulting plasma to generate thrust. It is one of several types of spacecraft electric propulsion systems. The method of heating plasma used in VASIMR was originally developed as a result of research into nuclear fusion. VASIMR is intended to bridge the gap between high-thrust, low-specific impulse propulsion systems and low-thrust, high-specific impulse systems. VASIMR is capable of functioning in either mode. Costa Rican scientist and former astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz created the VASIMR concept and has been working on its development since 1977.
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High performance Vacuum System for space propulsion development “iongaspropulsion@gmail.com”

This is a high performance vacuum system for development of advanced ion propulsion thruster. The parameters of the vacuum system are: pumping speed 450l/s, volume of the chamber 45l, pumping time to 10^-6mbar 10 min, to 10^-7mbar 30 min, time to open 10 min. This system is my design. I can provide consultancy about high performance vacuum systems. iongaspropulsion is a part of Starskite, www.starskite.com