Sunday, February 1, 2009

Jimo Ion Propulsion System

The Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (which lost NASA funding in 2005) was to orbit Jupiters moons propelled by an ion system called HiPEP. It was to convert nuclear reactive heat to electricity to power the crafts systems and it's ion propulsion and Halls thruters. JIMO was to be the first practical application of the Promethius Project, which was to explore nuclear propulsion systems. I modeled this craft in Cinema 4D.