Critical Analysis of Solid Rocket Motor Thrust Augmentation Using Beamed Power, A
With the efficiencies of current launch systems reaching their chemical limit, there is a need to investigate improved methods of placing payloads into orbit. Although being able to improve the efficiency of a vehicle by several percent is beneficial, this may only increase the overall payload mass fraction by a small amount. Beamed energy propulsion is a revolutionary technique being explored to achieve increased performance. Beamed energy propulsion is a technique which utilizes electromagnetic radiation from a remote source to increase the energy of a propellant. A possible benefit of this ...
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