One of the exciting applications for antimatter is its use in deep-space propulsion applications. Hbar Technologies, LLC has been aggressively pursuing this possibility on a number of fronts, some of which are described below.
Led by Hbar Technologies co-founder Dr. Steven Howe,
the company recently completed a Phase I, and has
just started a Phase II, study into
the concept of a deep-space propulsion system for
unmanned scientific missions to the edge of the
solar system and beyond. This study is funded by
NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC).
Led by Hbar Technologies co-founder Dr. Gerald Jackson, the company recently signed a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The mission of this CRADA is to extend previous work at Fermilab aimed at creating a low-energy antiproton facility for the performance of experiments aimed at validating various antimatter commercialization concepts. This work is supported by the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Propulsion Research Center