Upward Bound: Mass Drivers

This episode feature Mass Drivers, Space Guns, and other means of rapidly accelerating a spaceship up to orbital speeds without a rocket. We will explore the basic concepts, the engineering issues, and the potential cost & safety advantages & disadvantages along with how these devices can be used in tandem with other systems we have looked at.

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Music by:
Sergey Cheremisinov, “Sirius”
Kai Engel, “Endless Story about Sun and Moon”
Koalips, “Kvazar”
Frank Dorittke, “Morninglight”
Kai Engel, “December”
Kevin MacLeod, “Spacial Winds”
Lombus, “Amino”

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