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VASIMR (Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket) Engine

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VASIMR (Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket) Engine
Published: July 15, 2020 Content info: 20 Pages


The aim of this report is to survey the new ideas and technologies associated with electric propulsion. Specifically, the report covers the VASIMR engine by providing updates in this engine’s types, design and operations, and it surveys the applications of this technology. In addition, it provides information about the competitor electric propulsion engines that are currently in use as well as emerging technologies.

Report Includes:

  • An overview of the global market for VASIMR (Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket) Engine and detailed description of its design and operations
  • A review of history, advantages and disadvantages of the VASIMR Engine and recent updates on its types
  • Description of electric propulsion engines that are currently in use and knowledge about the upcoming technologies of the industry
  • Insights into government initiatives for the research and development of VASIMR engines
  • A look at the recent developments and market investments in the space industry
Table of Contents
Product Code: ENG027A

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR): An Emerging Market

  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Intended Audience
  • Summary
  • What Industry Experts Say
  • Overview
  • Electric Propulsion
  • History
  • Design and Operation
  • Power Sources
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of VASIMR Engines
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Research and Development
  • VX-10 to VX-50
  • VX-100
  • VX-200
  • VX-200SS
  • Applications
  • Space Transportation
  • Space Tug/Orbital Transfer Vehicle (OTV)
  • ISS (International Space Station)
  • Asteroid Mining
    • Recent Developments
  • Market Investments
  • Investments in Space Technology by Top Countries
  • Investments in Space Industry Services
  • Space Administration
  • Entities Involved in Space Technology
  • Private Companies
  • Academic Institutions
  • Public Agencies
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Related BCC Research Reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Space Industry Investments Vs. Propulsion Technology Investments, 2019
  • Table 2: Government Investments Space Industry, by Top Countries, 2019
  • Table 3: Space Industry Service Investments, by Application, 2019

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Graphical Representation of VASIMR Engine
  • Figure 2: Electric Propulsion Systems (Building Blocks)
  • Figure 3: VASIMR Engine Test
  • Figure 4: A Solar-Powered Lunar Tug Concept Using Two VASIMR Engines
  • Figure 5: Fusion Driven Rocket (Prototype)
  • Figure 6: VX-200 Plasma Engine
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