thermonuclear rocket

thermonuclear rocket

[¦thər·mō′nü·klē·ər ′räk·ət]
(nucleonics)
A type of thermal engine utilizing nuclear fusion to heat a working fluid: deuterium, tritium, and lithium are possible fuels.
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