Mars Closer: First Engine on RocketStStar Nuclear Synthesis

In an effort to explore alternative movement technologies adapted for conditions with low or absent gravity, researchers have been focusing on using electric motor installations for satellites and spacecraft. These installations, while providing less traction than traditional missile engines, are much more effective in terms of fuel consumption once a spacecraft reaches the cosmos.

This fuel-to-traction ratio is particularly valuable for spacecraft that need to remain in orbit for extended periods while still being maneuverable. Electric motor installations are also ideal for missions exploring the distant corners of the solar system, as they can combine solar energy with a limited fuel supply to cover significant distances.

One of the innovative electrical technologies being developed is the RocketStar Foundation drive, which utilizes water as its main fuel source. This drive was recently tested in space as part of a mission by NASA’s Artemis program.

“This marks the first successful use of nuclear synthesis that poses no threat to humanity,” stated RocketStar’s General Director, Chris Craddok, and UES Feiler, the company’s Chief Technical Director.

Building upon the basic electric propulsion engine Foundation, RocketStar has developed an additional module for the drive which incorporates anatron nuclear synthesis to significantly boost productivity without the need for extra fuel. The concept originated from a conversation between Craddok and Feiler, which eventually led to the successful tests of the thermonuclear electric motor. RocketStar acquired Miles Space and appointed Feiler as its technical director as a result of this collaboration.

The research and development of the enhanced propulsion system took place within the technological innovation unit of the US Space Forces (USSF) and the Department of Internal Affairs, known as Afwerx. By utilizing the exhaust of the existing engine to induce a reaction of nuclear synthesis with boron injection, the team was able to improve efficiency dramatically. This breakthrough was validated in the high-power electric propulsion lab in Georgia.

For more information, you can watch a video demonstration of the enhanced pulsed plasma electric propulsion system here.

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