Antimatter Rocket


An antimatter rocket is a proposed class of rockets that use antimatter as their power source. There are several designs that attempt to accomplish this goal. The advantage to this class of rocket is that a large fraction of the rest mass of a matter/antimatter mixture may be converted to energy, allowing antimatter rockets to have a far higher energy density and specific impulse than any other proposed class of rocket.

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Difficulties With Antimatter Rockets
... The chief practical difficulties with antimatter rockets are the problems of creating antimatter and storing it ... Creating antimatter requires input of vast amounts of energy, at least equivalent to the rest energy of the created particle/antiparticle pairs, and typically (for antiproton ... Most proposed antimatter rocket designs require a large amount of antimatter (around 10 grams to reach Mars in one month) ...

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