The Expected Efficiency of Burning of the D-He3 Fuel in Space Propulsion Systems

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M. Shmatov (2006), JBIS, 59, 35-38

Refcode: 2006.59.35
Keywords: Nuclear pulse propulsion, He3

It is shown that the efficiency (D-He3) of burning of the D-He3 fuel in space propulsion system can be about 0.2 and higher when the fuel is compressed to a rather modest density of about 300 g/cm3 or even less. It is also shown that the requirements on (D-He3) and can be the factors limiting the number of the D-He3 microexplosions ignited by or with the use of microexplosions.

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