New Reactive Space Engine
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In this article, a new method of spacecraft travelling in outer space is considered. It consists in using the magnetic field and the gravitational field of the celestial bodies of the Solar System, with the help of a new engine (consisting of a superconducting magnet and an electric jet propulsor). The superconducting magnet is made as sealed toroidal hollow balloon whose surface is covered with a thin layer of superconductor. When the spacecraft moves near a celestial body, the flux of the magnetic field changes and it leads to the appearance of an electromotive force. As a result, a superconducting magnet produces an electric current, which is used to operate an electric jet propulsor. It is shown that the thrust force of the electric jet propulsor can exceed the braking force (which acts on a superconducting magnet), and the spacecraft increases the flight velocity. The proposed engine is appropriate to be used when exercising Oberth maneuver when a spacecraft falls into a gravitational well and its velocity fall reaches a maximum value. The obtained results show that the creation of new engines can be a promising direction in the development of space technology.
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