Making Interplanetary Propulsion Practical: Happy Hour with Astronaut Ronnie Nader and the PiP subcommittee of the Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion Committee 10 August 2021 1630 - 1800
The Practical Interplanetary Propulsion (PiP) subcommittee of the Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion technical committee has been exploring technology and vehicle solutions for getting to the planets in weeks using near-term technology. Grab a Happy Hour beverage and join us to hear from the committee and participate in the discussion! Concepts explored include novel uses for fission cores already in orbit, innovative direct conversion techniques, linear accelerator thrusters derived from the medical industry, and CubeSat-sized WindRider magnetic sails generating km-sized fields. What will it take to reach Jupiter in 30 days?