Nautel Engineers are at the Cutting Edge of Transmitter Design.
In fact, the Nautel team is developing RF power solutions for deep space plasma propulsion.
May 10, 2007 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
With over 40 years experience in creating highly innovative products, Nautel continues to lead the way in providing valuable new solutions for RF markets worldwide. The Ad Astra Rocket Company of Texas approached Nautel in 2007 to develop a radio-frequency amplifier to be used in a plasma rocket propulsion system.
Utilizing high efficiency solid state RF generators made by Nautel, Ad Astra’s VASIMR® VX-200 rocket project achieved a highly-coveted new power milestone of 200 kW maximum power in September, 2009. Originally studied by NASA, this technology is expected to revolutionize space travel greatly reducing the operational costs of space exploration and shortening transit times for missions to Mars, and Nautel is playing a key role in its development.
To learn more about plasma rockets visit www.adastrarocket.com