Space propulsion technology

Thruster efficiency
applications pics fast robotic missions in deep space

It takes an average of 15 years to send probes to deep space and recover the data they collect.

With a VASMIR® engine and our catapult maneuver you could cut that time in half.

Deep space planetary missions using chemical rockets take years to reach destinations such as Jupiter, Saturn and beyond.

This increases cost and probability of failures.

Powered by high-power VASIMR® engine, Ad Astra’s deep space catapult can deliver large (>2Mt) scientific payloads to points in deep space faster than a conventional chemical rocket.

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Deep Space Catapult Maneuver with VASIMR® Propulsion