2022 – direct fusion drive

Designed to produce both thrust and electric power for interplanetary spacecraft.

Long-term source of acceleration with self-sustaining fuel supply. Modelling shows that this technology can potentially propel a spacecraft with a mass of about 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) to Pluto in 4 years. Since DFD provides power as well as propulsion in one integrated device, it would also provide as much as 2 MW of power to the payloads upon arrival. Designers think that this technology can radically expand the science capability of planetary missions.

2025 – fusion power source

Powering steam turbines to generate energy using a donut-shaped chamber, which suspends plasma using electromagnetic fields. This device is known as a Tokamak. Pulsar is in advanced stages of design of its PowerStation demonstration reactor core using Tritium / Deuterium fuel pairs. The company will begin construction of it’s prototype reactor in 2023.

2030 – Aneutronic Fusion

Aneutronic fusion opens the door to small module reactors (SMR’s) and turbine-free, energy production via proton generation. While the lowest-threshold nuclear fusion reactions release up to 80% of their energy in the form of neutrons, aneutronic reactions release energy in the form of charged particles, typically protons or alpha particles. Pulsar will seek to develop advanced reactor design concepts for a first mover advantage in the transition to this breed of fusion fuels and associated components.

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