Innovations in Laser-Driven Plasma Propulsion Systems for Space Exploration




Laser Propulsion, Space Exploration, Spacecraft Propulsion, Space Travel


Laser propulsion has emerged as a promising technology for revolutionizing space exploration by offering rapid and efficient spacecraft propulsion. This paper proposes a novel system that integrates dense corona discharge with electrical mechanisms to significantly enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of laser propulsion. Leveraging plasma physics and laser technology, this system harnesses the synergy between dense plasma and laser-driven propulsion, significantly exceeding the capabilities of conventional systems. Theoretical analysis and computational simulations reveal the potential for increased thrust, improved energy conversion efficiency, and enhanced controllability, paving the way for next-generation spacecraft propulsion technologies.


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Author Biography

Ryan Nadar, UG Researcher, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune, India

Ryan Nadar, a dedicated researcher with a primary focus spanning Energy, Propulsion, Materials, and Software-Based Platforms, is currently immersed in diverse sectors. Pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering at Ajeenkya DY Patil University in Pune, India, Nadar's passion is notably ignited within the realm of Propulsion technology. His enthusiasm stems from a keen desire to enhance propeller efficiency through the innovative application of a plasma actuator. Specifically, Nadar is intrigued by the potential of integrating a plasma actuator at the surface of a toroidal-shaped propeller. His overarching goal is to elevate thruster efficiency through a unique plasma actuator design, aiming to surpass the efficiency levels achieved by traditional propellers. Ryan Nadar's research endeavors signify a commitment to advancing propulsion technology for heightened performance and sustainability.




How to Cite

Nadar, R. (2023). Innovations in Laser-Driven Plasma Propulsion Systems for Space Exploration. Acceleron Aerospace Journal, 1(5), 101–103.