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Space and aeronautics: An alternative launching medium: Accelerating payloads by electromagnetic force may one day prove an alternative to conventional rockets

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2 Author(s)
Kolm, H. ; MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA ; Mongeau, P.

Discusses the possibilities of electromagnetic launchers for space exploration and their advantages over the chemical rockets so far used. Looks at work done in the recent past and some now being done.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 4 )