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Helium-3 Mining Aerostats in the Atmospheres of the Outer PlanetsImagine an interplanetary future where: a) d-He3 fusion produces most of Earth s energy needs without radioactivity or carbon emissions; b) Space transportation has been revolutionized by an efficient fusion propulsion system with exhaust velocity up to 0.088 c; c) Space commerce is stimulated by the existence of an interplanetary cargo worth $3-M a kilogram; and d) Unmanned probes travel to the nearest star systems with flight times less than a human lifetime.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
VanCleve, Jeffrey E. (Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. United States)
Grillmair, Carl (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hanna, Mark (Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. United States)
Reinert, Rich (Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: 2nd International Planetary Probe Workshop
Subject Category
Space Sciences (General)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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