Thursday / 7 November 2013

VASIMR Plasma Rocket Technology Ideal For Lunar Cargo Delivery


Ad Astra Rocket Company Working To Raise US$100M To Build Prototype Of Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket For Testing At ISS; Founder & 7-Time Shuttle Astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz Says Already Raised $30M From Private Investors; Cites Lunar Cargo Transport As One Of Many Potential Uses For The Technology, Working As Tug Boat Between LEO & LLO, VASIMR Could Deliver Twice As Much Payload To Lunar Surface As Chemical Propulsion

Image Credit: Ad Astra Rocket Co