Firefly Icarus: An Unmanned Interstellar Probe using Z-Pinch Fusion Propulsion

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R. M. Freedland et al. (2015), JBIS, 68, pp.68-80

Refcode: 2015.68.68
Keywords: Fusion Propulsion, Z-Pinch Fusion, Starship Radiator, Alpha Centauri, Firefly Icarus.

Abstract:
Project Icarus is a theoretical design study for an unmanned, fusion-based probe to Alpha Centauri using "current or near-future technology" [1]. This paper explores the design of such an interstellar probe using a Z-pinch fusion engine.

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