The Spaceship Propulsion Compendium

How to get to where no man has gone before

#Space

Tue, Mar 28th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Isaac Arthur, who I seem to constantly cover here on CoN, has this video showcasing all kinds of propulusion systems for space ships: from the ones we are using now, to the ones we will be using in a few years, all the way to those that are nothing more than theory.

An in-depth survey of the various technologies for spaceship propulsion, both from those we can expect to see in a few years and those at the edge of theoretical science. We'll break them down to basics and familiarize ourselves with the concepts.
Note: I made a rather large math error about the Force per Power the EmDrive exerts at 32:10, initial tentative results for thrust are a good deal higher than I calculated compared to a flashlight.

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