Field Propulsion System for Space Travel: Physics of Non-Conventional Propulsion Methods for Interstellar Travel

Conventional Propulsion Technologies

Author(s): Takaaki Musha, Yoshinari Minami

Pp: 7-19 (13)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805270711101010007

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Besides the practical chemical propulsion system, many propulsion systems and concepts, such as electric propulsion system, laser propulsion system, nuclear propulsion system, solar sail, nuclear electric propulsion, and solar electric propulsion are introduced. In this chapter, the outline propulsion theory are presented.

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