Feasibility and Performance of the Microwave Thermal Rocket Launcher

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Parkin, Kevin L. G.; Culick, Fred E. C.;
  • Publisher: American Institute of Physics
  • Subject: Caltech Library Services

Beamed-energy launch concepts employing a microwave thermal thruster are feasible in principle, and microwave sources of sufficient power to launch tons into LEO already exist. Microwave thermal thrusters operate on an analogous principle to nuclear thermal thrusters, w... View more
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