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Relativistic rocket: Dream and reality

Authors
  • Semyonov, Oleg G.1
  • 1 State University of New York at Stony Brook
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Astronautica
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Accepted Date
Jan 29, 2014
Volume
99
Pages
52–70
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/14/7/011
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

•Concepts of photon rocket and proton–antiproton annihilation rocket are revised.•Cross-section of annihilation is accounted for to calculate annihilation length.•Relativistic matter propulsion is substantiated and discussed.•Map-velocity and map-distance are calculated for various values of efflux power.•The problem of heat disposal is accentuated.

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