Accession Number:

ADA238011

Title:

Twenty First Century Space Propulsion Study Addendum

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 25 Sep 1990-15 Jan 1991

Corporate Author:

FORWARD UNLIMITED OXNARD CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This addendum to the final report on the contract AL-TR-90-030, 21st Century Space Propulsion Study, Oct 1990, ADA229279 evaluates a number of new space propulsion and sensor concepts. The major topics covered were coherent neutrino scattering and its application to neutrino sensors, the use of tethers for power and propulsion in space, the application of high pressure, high energy density materials, specifically metallic hydrogen, to divert velocity thrusters, and the use of solar sails to provide a non-orbiting space platform for surveillance and space-to-surface missiles. Two technical papers, included as appendices, are entitled Surgical strikes from space using solar sail satellites The Weber effect experiments.

Subject Categories:

  • Quantum Theory and Relativity
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion
  • Nuclear Propulsion
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE