Solenoid Launchers

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Scientific Paper
Title Solenoid Launchers
Author(s) Leslee A Kulba
Keywords alternative propulsion, coilguns, Gauss guns, railguns, solenoid launchers
Published 2007
Journal Electric Spacecraft Journal
Number 42
Pages 18-21


Perhaps the most obvious concept for electric space launch should involve the sequencing of solenoid pulses to speed up a craft. However, solenoid launchers are not getting much attention for research and development from the aerospace industry.