electromagnetic propulsion


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electromagnetic propulsion

[i¦lek·trō·mag′ned·ik prə′pəl·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
Motive power for flight vehicles produced by electromagnetic acceleration of a plasma fluid.
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This is the basic principle behind electromagnetic propulsion.
13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New electromagnetic propulsion technology being tested by the University of Maryland's Space Power and Propulsion Laboratory (SPPL) on the International Space Station could revolutionize the capabilities of satellites and future spacecraft by reducing reliance on propellants and extending the lifecycle of satellites through the use of a renewable power source.
Remarkably, its unique electromagnetic propulsion system allows the train to literally levitate over the guideway, producing a smooth, frictionless and quiet ride.
In little more than two decades, Neal and Linden built upon General Atomics to create a diversified international high-technology group of companies with world leadership positions in nuclear fusion, fission, laser technologies, ultra wide-band telecommunications, and electromagnetic propulsion technologies ranging from aircraft carrier launch and recovery systems to magnetic levitation for rail transport.
The result was immensely successful with the economical and environmentally friendly loading, unloading and electromagnetic propulsion of the capsules that carried 300 kg of phosphate ore.
Three months after the ride's scheduled Memorial Day launch, Six Flags engineers have yet to bring Superman and its vaunted electromagnetic propulsion system up to the 100 mph needed to gain the tower's summit.
in 1967 following his discoveries in the field of Electromagnetic Propulsion (EMP), a process which enables the electrically controlled movement or positioning of different molecules and which is distinct from existing techniques of electrophoresis and chromatography.
Electromagnetic propulsion has already replaced chains and motors at rides in Mexico City, Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville and Wisconsin Dells.

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