If the “persevering” rover of NASA had touched Mars soil a few weeks ago after seven months of space travel, now, a group of scientists from the University of Wisconsin (USA), led by Dr. Fatima Ibrahimi, I created Fusion engine Would be allowed Travel from Earth to Mars in a month.
This engine could reduce interplanetary travel from months to weeks, by reaching 300 kilometers per secondThat is, 20,000 kilometers per hour. In this way, the ships will be pushed up 10 times faster Of current propulsion engines, as shown on its website by this university’s Plasma Physics Laboratory
I came to this idea in 2017, while thinking of the similarities between a car exhaust pipe and the high-speed particles created in the ‘National Spherical Torus Experiment,’ a magnetic fusion device created at Princeton University Plasma Physics.
The key to this fusion engine is that it uses reflex to propel the ship. The engine can be built with current technology and without the need to put 23,000 tons of tokamak into space. The Tokamak It is a reactor whose goal is to get the fusion of plasma molecules to generate large amounts of energy, by joining two nuclei of atoms that form another heavier nucleus, so that It releases a large amount of energyAs shown on the website of the Nuclear Safety Council of Spain.
Additionally, not only will the speed of this nuclear fusion engine be an advantage in sending humans further than what has been accomplished thus far, but it will also be an advantage. It will save energy, Will reduce Logistics needs From flights (water, food …) and will not be astronauts Exposed for a long time Of solar and cosmic radiation that permeates almost any spacecraft.