Comments on Launch Ring Magnetic Launch System By LaunchPoint
Although just in the planning stages, this could give us a twist on an old Heinlein suggestion for reaching space. (Read
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|"With the g's that are being imposed--it would seem more practical to have the runway designed more in a fibonacci-type spiral and not the concentric circle depicted. Just a thought. . . . "
(Miette 10/8/2006 6:33:11 AM)
|"finally someone decided to doo work into this field. was wondering why no one had started yet. "
(gid 10/10/2006 10:23:21 AM)
|"site? South end of Alvord?"
(bill witherspoon 10/12/2006 6:07:07 AM)
|"All from an original invention by Eric Laithwaite. Who was Professor Emeritus of heavy electrical engineering in the UK. He was working on this project for NASA when he died. It shouldnt be neccasary to use a ring at all, A straight line acceleration would exclude centrifugal G force, which at these speeds would be enourmous!"
(phil 8/6/2009 11:13:10 AM)
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