IDEA: Develop a propulsion engine for space flight, which uses electrical energy from various sources and is capable of providing a constant acceleration, while possessing a durable resource.
CURRENT STATUS: A working prototype of a vacuum-jet engine has been developed according to the principle of acceleration of electromagnetic vortices in a linear-magnetic accelerator. The prototype is ready for testing in a vacuum pressure chamber. Development of a prototype of a vacuum-jet engine according to the principle of acceleration of electromagnetic vortices in a microwave accelerator: - technical documentation is ready - prototype assembly.
MARKET: TA - manufacturers of spacecraft for various purposes for orbital and other missions.
PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES: Exploration of space on current rocket jet engines is impossible! Therefore, we rely on new technologies.
SOLUTION: The transition to a new type of VRD thruster allows you to completely get away from expensive, toxic and explosive propellants and get a large cruise range in open space.
COMPETITORS: SpaceX, Virgin, Roscosmos, Yuzhnoye Design Bureau and other companies engaged in the development of engines for the flight into space.
ADVANTAGES: VRD thruster, for which operation does not require chemical propellants. Propulsion is provided by electrical energy, which is obtained from various sources of energy (solar, nuclear reactor). The engine can provide constant work (acceleration or deceleration) throughout the track. Great lifetime resource.
INVESTED IN THE PROJECT: $ 80,000.
BUSINESS MODEL: Sale of ready-made engines for spacecrafts. Development of individual propulsion. Sale of a license for the manufacture of anthologic propulsion.
TARGET DESTINATION OF INVESTMENTS: Production of various prototypes. Making a prototype, ready for scaling. Testing. Marketing.
PROPOSAL TO INVESTOR: $ 500,000 RISKS: The development and implementation of electro-magnetic propulsion is a completely new technology and the effects used are poorly understood by the modern world community. Therefore, spacecraft manufacturers are suspicious of such technologies.
VICTORY IN COMPETITION AND OTHER AWARDS: Member of the Space Valley hackathon.
PATENT: Designed as needed.