The step into the cosmos              Technology of the TRITON-spaceship              Interplanetary departure


The step into the cosmos

A cosmic symbolic image, which shows the possibility of
interplanetary spaceflight by the spaceship TRITON-IV.

A journey to the stars keeps popping up as an obsession in a myriad of cultural artefacts, ranging from ancient poetic art to contemporary pop music. When the poets write about the reach for the stars, they meant striving for the unattainable.
Although travels to the depths of outer space are CURRENTLY (!!) still a dream, groups of engineers and scientists are already developing concepts and experiments, out of which propulsion technologies for flights beyond our solar system could arise. Interstellar visions have recently formed part of a strategy, which is supposed to lead humanity into outer space during the next few decades. In NASA's laboratories, and of the European Spaceflight Organisation ESA, as well as in companies and universities, young researchers are getting prepared for the departure to the stars. They are designing new propulsion systems, robots for scouting foreign planets as well as the accommodation for astronauts, who are to follow the electronic scouts.

The following part portrays a SUMMARY of all the necessities of the essential technologies which are shown in the book, representing the basic requirement of the interplanetary conquest. Every headed chapter (1) – (13) is to be SPECIFIED as a PROJECT ISSUE to be STARTED.

Regarding the established chapters here, a MAIN PART crystallizes again, which encompasses the DEVELOPMENT of 3 specific core topics.
Its superordinate relevance is especially noteworthy, because it forms the base of flights into the entire interplanetary space. The MAIN ISSUES are about

*   reusable heavy cargo carriers
*   nuclear-thermal gas core engines (NTGC-thrusters)
*   high-efficiency plasma engines

Thereby, the infrastructural foundation for flights to EDGE OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM is established!!!
So far such a complete interplanetary observation – as happened here –, involving all necessary technical components, practically never happened. The pace for such a step, however, has increased. The natural evolution of a whole planet assures that sensational discoveries are revealed ever more rapidly. Only 20 years ago thought processes regarding space probes such as Viking took place only for the interplanetary space. Nowadays our gaze already wanders – also due to discovered exoplanets – deep into interstellar spaces.



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