Superconductors Applied in Electrodynamic Engine
In this article, a new field of application of superconductors and heavy-duty materials (for example, graphene) is considered. It is shown that the use of superconductors in space technology makes possible to create new propulsion systems (which can be more effective than chemical and nuclear rocket engines). The article proposes an electrodynamic engine, which consists of two main parts: an electrodynamic tether and an electric jet propulsor. In the process of movement of a spacecraft in a magnetic field, the electrodynamic tether generates an electric current that calls into operation the electric jet propulsor. It will be shown that there is a mode of operation, when the force of acceleration of electric jet propulsor exceeds the braking force of electrodynamic tether. As a result, the velocity of the spacecraft will increase (while its mass and kinetic energy will decrease, in accordance with the laws of conservation). The only source of energy for the engine is the spacecraft kinetic energy. The article considers an example of using a new engine for flights to the Jupiter system.
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