Fuelling the Future

Our mission is simple.

We believe humanity’s future lies in the stars. Our future home will be different worlds as government initiatives turn int

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The Science Behind the Neumann Drive

“Fuelling the Future”
We’ve built a brand new kind of ion engine (that’s a kind of rocket), that has just broken the world record for specific impuls

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The Science Behind the Neumann Drive

“Fuelling the Future” We’ve built a brand new kind of ion engine (that’s a kind of rocket), that has just broken the world record for specific impulse previously held by NASA’s HIPEP thruster. This level of fuel efficiency is so good that one of these engines could send a probe to Mars and back on […]

Fuelling the Future

Our mission is simple. We believe humanity’s future lies in the stars. Our future home will be different worlds as government initiatives turn into corporate enterprises, and eventually tourism, mining, and colonisation. Neumann Space is on the front-line of developing the technology that will make space travel affordable and accessible. Through innovation and collaboration, Neumann Space will […]

Our Team

Dr. Patrick ‘Paddy’ Neumann Chief Scientist and Founder Paddy studied aerospace engineering and physics as an undergraduate, which is where he first started working with electric propulsion systems. During his honours, masters and doctoral work he has refined the system he inherited, from a system optimised for the study of thin film deposition to one […]

Neumann Space

The science

The Neumann Drive is a revolutionary, patented solar-electric ion drive. It uses a pulsed cathodic arc technology, paired with a solid fuel rod, which generates more specific impulse than NASA’s HIPEP thruster. The Neumann Drive can run on a variety of solid metallic fuels, the exact makeup of which varies the amount of thrust and specific impulse generated. This means that the Neumann Drive can run on nearly any metal likely to be found in asteroids, as well as on sintered-down space junk. So not only can you go further with a Neumann Drive, but you can refuel with whatever you find when you get there.

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