Roman A. Kirillov (sigizmund) wrote in science_freaks,
Roman A. Kirillov
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Плазменный двигатель

Уважаемые эксперты,

Прошу разъяснений, на тему фричество ли это, и если нет – в чем фишка.

Top boffins working at a NASA spinoff company are thrilled to announce that their plasma drive technology – potentially capable of revolutionising space travel beyond the Earth's atmosphere – has checked out A-OK in ground tests.

The VX-200 blasting Argon at full bore in ground trials. Credit: Ad Astra Rocket Co

What interplanetary spaceship exhaust plumes really look like

According to the Ad Astra Rocket Company, building the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR), the firm's VX-200 prototype engine has just completed its latest round of trials with flying colours.

“Many of the flight applications at the heart of our business model – orbital debris removal, satellite servicing, cargo flights to the Moon and Mars, and ejecting fast probes to the outer solar system – have required that the propulsion system achieve 60 per cent system efficiency," explains Ad Astra's Dr Tim Glover.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/25/vasimr_vx_200_fullbore_efficiency/

Вроде бы звучит все очень похоже на правду, но..

Tags: не-фрики, физические фрики
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