NIAC Award: Deceleration of Interstellar Spacecraft Utilizing Antimatter

Depiction of the Deceleration of Interstellar Spacecraft Utilizing Antimatter concept. (Credits: Gerald Jackson)

NASA Innovative Advance Concepts (NIAC)
Phase I Award
Amount: $125,000

Deceleration of Interstellar Spacecraft Utilizing Antimatter

Gerald Jackson
Hbar Technologies, LLC

Antimatter-based propulsion and power has emerged as a leading technology capable of enabling science missions to the exoplanet Proxima b. In stark contrast to other mission proposals involving beamed energy, this mission assumes prompt and continuous science return during the entire voyage, deceleration at Proxima Centauri, and decades-long exploration and scientific data return. Scientific data from Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud object weekly flybys are anticipated starting within a few years of launch.

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