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TheIXSEnterprise,namedaftertheStarshipEnterprisefromStarTrekfiction,isaconceptualsuperluminalspacecraftdesignedbyNASAscientist
Dr.HaroldG.White,revealedatSpaceVision2013,designedforthegoalofachievingwarptravel.Theconceptualspacecraftwouldbeamodified
versionoftheAlcubierredrive.Dr.WhiteiscurrentlyrunningtheWhiteJudaywarpfieldinterferometerexperimentinordertodevelopaproofof
conceptforAlcubierrestylewarptravel,ifpossible.TheAlcubierredriveusesexoticmatter(nottobeconfusedwithantimatter)totravelfaster
thanlight.
Whiletheconcepthadbeenoutsince2013thedesignof"IXSEnterprise"waspopularizedinJune2014afteraseriesofmediaoutletsreportedon
theconceptualartworkdonebyDutchartistMarkRademakerincollaborationwithNASA.[1]AccordingtoMarkRademaker,over1,600hourshave
beenspentontheconceptualartworkthathecreated.[2]
Theenergyrequiredtopowerthewarpdrive,accordingtoWhite,[3]isapproximatelythenegative(negativeenergyisrequiredfortheAlcubierre
driveconcepttofunction)massenergyequivalenceofVoyager1,whichhasamassofapproximately700kilograms.UsingE=mc2,700
kilogramsofmassisequivalentto~63exajoulesofenergy(thisnumberisnotdefinitiveandcanbefurtherreduced).Theshiphastwothick
outerrings(toreducerequiredenergy)thatgeneratethewarpfieldacontractionofspaceahead,andexpansionofspacebehindit.Thespace
insidetheringsisoptimizedtofitmorespaceforcargo,crewandequipment.

Seealso
Warpfieldexperiments
IcarusInterstellar
100YSS

Quantumvacuumplasmathruster(anothertechnologythatWhiteandhisteamareworkingon)

References
1.Phillip,Abby."ThisistheamazingdesignforNASA'sStarTrekstylespaceship,theIXSEnterprise".
2.Phillips,Chaka."WarpSpeedTests:NASAAdvancedPropulsionNamesLatestModel'Enterprise'AfterStarTrek".
http://www.latinpost.com/articles/15393/20140622/warpspeedtestsnasaadvancedpropulsionnameslatestmodelenterpriseafterstartrek.htm.Externallinkin
|website=(help)

3.Peckham,Matt."NASAActuallyWorkingonFasterthanLightWarpDrive".

Externallinks
FasterthanLight:WarpDriveSpaceVision2013(YouTubevideo)(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M8yht_ofHc)

IXSEnterprise(IXS110),imagesbyMarkRademaker(onFlickr)(https://www.flickr.com/photos/123021064@N05/sets/7215764411397260
0/)

WarpFieldPhysics(PDF)(http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20140000851.pdf)
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