Flying into Orbit
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|Title||Flying into Orbit|
|Author(s)||Charles A Yost, Leslee A Kulba|
|Keywords||aerodynamics, drag, energy requirement, escape velocity, lift, power requirement|
|Journal||Electric Spacecraft Journal|
This article describes the energy required to reach earth's escape velocity. A simple analysis is given, ignoring the many losses and complications that accompany the present state of technology.