The future of space travel is steam

A team of researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Honeybee Robotics of Pasadena, California have developed a prototype steam-powered space probe. This may seem like a great leap backwards, but by using water as a propellant, the World Is Not Enough (WINE) spacecraft can operate indefinitely by topping off on ice gathered while visiting asteroids and other bodies to fuel future travels... Continue Reading Steam-powered space probes could refuel themselves indefinitely Category: Space Tags: Spacecraft Steam University of Central Florida

The future of space travel is steam

An energy source first exploited in the seventeenth century could propel the next generation of asteroid-hoppers. Lauren Fuge reports.

Wed 16 Jan 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Steam-powered space probes could refuel themselves indefinitely

A team of researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Honeybee Robotics of Pasadena, California have developed a prototype steam-powered space probe. This may seem like ...

Sun 13 Jan 19 from Gizmag

Steam-propelled spacecraft prototype can theoretically explore celestial objects "forever"

Using steam to propel a spacecraft from asteroid to asteroid is now possible, thanks to a collaboration between a private space company and the University of Central Florida.

Fri 11 Jan 19 from Phys.org

Scientists Are Legit Building a Steam-Powered Spaceship, And It Sounds Awesome

Half a century after the first manned space flight, space travel may be about to enter the age of steam.

Tue 15 Jan 19 from SPACE.com

Scientists Are Legit Building a Steam-Powered Spaceship, And It Sounds Awesome, Mon 14 Jan 19 from Livescience

Researchers Create Steam-Powered Space Probe

A team from the University of Central Florida (UCF) has constructed a prototype for a steam-powered space probe that could theoretically explore forever by mining water from moons or asteroids. The ...

Tue 15 Jan 19 from Extremetech

Scientists are building a steam-powered spaceship that can potentially explore 'forever'

Scientists at the University of Central Florida have combined with Honeybee Robotics to develop a spacecraft powered by steam.

Tue 15 Jan 19 from FOXNews

Steam-powered spacecraft backed by NASA could explore asteroids - CNET

The spacecraft would hop between asteroids and mine them for water.

Thu 10 Jan 19 from CNET

Asteroid hopper mines water for steam-powered space travel

US researchers have developed a prototype asteroid hopper spacecraft that transforms water into steam, theoretically allowing it to travel indefinitely. Known as WINE (World Is Not Enough), ...

Mon 14 Jan 19 from The Engineer

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