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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.

Diagonal animated image of what the Direct Fusion Drive nuclear engine looks like when propulsing

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