26 April 2007 Laser propulsion for space applications: Is it another myth or a real potential?
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Proceedings Volume 6346, XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers; 63461J (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738683
Event: XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 2006, Gmunden, Austria
Abstract
This paper discusses different principles of inducing propulsive power using lasers and examines the performance limits along with pros and cons with respect to different space propulsion applications: satellite launching, orbital transfer, space debris clearing, satellite propulsion, and space travels. It concludes that a use of electrical propulsion, in conjunction with laser power beaming, is the most feasible application with technological and economic advantages for commercial use within the next decades.
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Joung R. Cook, Joung R. Cook, } "Laser propulsion for space applications: Is it another myth or a real potential?", Proc. SPIE 6346, XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 63461J (26 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738683; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738683
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