Nov 19, 2020

Dipole Drive for space propulsion | Robert Zubrin at Breakthrough Discuss 2018

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Circa 2018

The speed of space travel is currently limited by the quantity of chemical fuel that spacecraft must carry. Robert Zubrin, President of Pioneer Astronautics, introduces the dipole drive — a new propulsion system which uses ambient space plasma as propellant, thereby avoiding the need to carry its own.

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