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" It's The Power Supply That Matters!"

" It's The Power Supply That Matters!"

by Jeff Greason December 02, 2019 6 min read 2 Comments

The problem, well-known in the propulsion world, is that there’s more to the story – where does the power come from? The inside joke that “we could get to Mars easily if we only had a long extension cord” goes back to the Von Braun and Stuhlinger era of the 1950s.  The ideal power for a rocket thruster (100% efficiency) is Power = 0.5 * Thrust * Isp.
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