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Magnets Could Fling Satellite Weapons into Space October 9, 2006

Posted by Robin Wolstenholme in Uncategorized.
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A new study by the US Air Force has suggested a cheaper method of sending satellites (possibly missile weapons) into orbit. A ring of superconducting magnets would contain and propel a payload, accelerating it over a period of hours, before suddenly powering down the magnets and flinging the satellite into space at 23 times the speed of sound.

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