An understandable perspective on the types of space propulsion systems necessary to enable low-cost space flights to Earth orbit and to the Moon and the future developments necessary for exploration of the solar system and beyond to the stars.8.10 MIRROR MCF ROCKETS Historically, magnetic confinement developed at the dawn of fusion work (in the ... In between these two regions, diverging B field lines shape a sort of magnetic a#39;a#39;sausagea#39;a#39;, pinched at the two ends by higher B ( see Figure B.6). ... fuel will keep it operating steadily. ... with all its high kinetic energy (speed) and momentum, creating thrust. ... The B field can be shaped to confine and guide the plasma just as solid walls confine the hot gas in a chemical rocketanbsp;...
|Title||:||Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems|
|Author||:||Claudio Bruno, Paul A. Czysz|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-03-20|