How to build an antimatter rocket for interstellar missions - systems level considerations in designing advanced propulsion technology vehicles

@inproceedings{Frisbee2003HowTB,
  title={How to build an antimatter rocket for interstellar missions - systems level considerations in designing advanced propulsion technology vehicles},
  author={Robert H. Frisbee},
  year={2003}
}
One of the few ways to do fast (ca. 0.5c cruise velocity) interstellar rendezvous missions is with a matter-antimatter annihilation propulsion system. This paper discusses the general mission requirements and system technologies that would be required to implement an antimatter propulsion system where a magnetic nozzle (superconducting magnet) is used to direct charged particles (from the annihilation of protons and antiprotons) to produce thrust. Scaling equations for the various system… 

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