Non-rocket spacelaunch
Non-rocket space launch (NRS) refers to concepts for launch into space where some or all of the needed speed and altitude are provided by something other than expendable rockets. A number of alternat...
Non-rocket spacelaunch - Wikipedia
A Japanese company wants to build a space elevator by 2050.
A Japanese company wants to build a space elevator by 2050.
Electromagnetic Railgun - First shot at Dahlgren's new Terminal Range
Watch as the Office of Naval Research and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, conduct the first shot of the Railgun at the terminal range Novemb...
ELECTROMAGNETIC CANNON - General Atomics Railgun shoots more than 100 miles
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NASA researchers are working on a laser propulsion system that could get to Mars in 3 days
Despite how far we've come in space exploration, one thing still holding us back from interstellar travel is our slow spacecraft. While we're able to propel particles to close to the speed of light in...
This New Jet Concept Could Take You From London To New York In 30 Minutes
A Canadian engineer has come up with a new concept for a four-winged scramjet that could carry 75 passengers at speeds of up to Mach 10 - which is 10 times the speed of sound and five times faster tha...
Inflatable ‘Space Elevator’ Invented By Scientists
Astronauts would ascend 12 miles into the stratosphere before taking off under new plans to build a space lift. It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rocket...
Top Secret Space Plane X-37B To Blast Off But We Don't Know When It Will Come Back
The U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane has flown three secret missions to date. Each time it has carried a mystery payload on long-duration flights in Earth orbit. The spacecraft looks simila...
Virgin Galactic Test Flights to Restart This Year
Test flights of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo are on schedule to begin again this year -- this time with its own pilots, the chief executive of Richard Branson’s space startup said Friday.
Dream Chaser Space Plane Keeps Marching Toward Flight
Sierra Nevada Corporation, which is building Dream Chaser, recently checked off a propulsion-system milestone laid out in the company's last commercial-crew contract with NASA, which was signed in 201...
Building a space elevator starts with a Lunar elevator by 2020
Two years after Liftport raised over US$100,000 on Kickstarter, the team is sharing its progress towards creating an elevator from Earth to space, a journey that – interestingly enough – begins on the...
60,000 miles up: Space elevator could be built by 2035, says new study
A new international report lays out the challenges to building Earth's next great mega-project -- and they're more surmountable than you think.
Space elevator - The Space Elevator
The Space Elevator will reduce the cost of getting from earth to space. It will also allow us to take very large payloads into space very easily, very safely...
Space elevator
Research groups around the world are working with existing technology to make this a reality in coming years. Check out these sites for information about ong...
The Space Elevator
The Space Elevator will reduce the cost of getting from earth to space. It will also allow us to take very large payloads into space very easily, very safely...
Tether propulsion
Space tethers are long cables which can be used for propulsion, momentum exchange, stabilization and altitude control, or maintaining the relative positions of the components of a large dispersed sate...
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Skyhook (structure)
A skyhook is a proposed momentum exchange tether that aims to reduce the cost of placing payloads into space.An engineer speculated in 1994 that the skyhook could be cost competitive with what is real...
Space elevator
Space elevator in motion rotating with Earth. Viewed from above North Pole. A free-flying satellite (green dot) is shown in geostationary orbit slightly behind the cable.A space elevator is a propo...
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Space fountain
A space fountain is a proposed form of structure extending into space that, like a space elevator, can extend to geostationary orbit, but does not rely on tensile strength for support. In contrast to ...
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Orbital ring
An orbital ring is a concept for a space elevator that consists of a ring in low Earth orbit that rotates at above orbital speed, that has fixed tethers hanging down to the ground.The structure is int...
Launch loop
A launch loop or Lofstrom loop is a proposed system for launching objects into space orbit using a moving cable-like system situated inside a sheath attached to the Earth at two ends and suspended abo...
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Mass driver
A mass driver or electromagnetic catapult is a proposed method of non-rocket spacelaunch which would use a linear motor to accelerate and catapult payloads up to high speeds. All existing and contemp...
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Railgun
A railgun is an electrically powered electromagnetic projectile launcher based on similar principles to the homopolar motor. A railgun comprises a pair of parallel conducting rails, along which a slid...
Railgun - Wikipedia
StarTram
StarTram is a proposal for a maglev space launch system. The initial Generation 1 facility would be cargo only, launching from a mountain peak at an altitude of 3 to 7 kilometres (1.9 to 4.3 mi) ...
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Space gun
A space gun, sometimes called a Verne gun because of its appearance in From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne, is a method of launching an object into space using a large gun, or cannon. Space guns...
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Ram accelerator
A ram accelerator is a device for accelerating projectiles to extremely high speeds using jet-engine-like propulsion cycles based on ramjet and/or scramjet combustion processes. It is thought to be po...
Air launch
Air launching is the practice of releasing a rocket, missile, parasite aircraft or other aircraft payload from a mother ship or launch aircraft. The payload craft or missile is often tucked under the...
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Spaceplane
A spaceplane is an aerospace vehicle that operates as an aircraft in Earth's atmosphere, as well as a spacecraft when it is in space. It combines features of an aircraft and a spacecraft, which can be...
Spaceplane - Wikipedia