Flying into Orbit

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Scientific Paper
Title Flying into Orbit
Author(s) Charles A Yost, Leslee A Kulba
Keywords aerodynamics, drag, energy requirement, escape velocity, lift, power requirement
Published 1991
Journal Electric Spacecraft Journal
Number 2
Pages 27-32


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.