Accession Number : AD0781674

Title :   More About Laser Engines,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Tutekov,Mikhail

Report Date : 28 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Laser engines of the plasma-forming fuel chamber type will probably become a reality in the near future. But the problems have not yet been solved of how to design suitable exhaust systems and mechanically suitable fuel chambers of workably small size. Nor has the question been answered as to what optimum natural energy sources can be used for space flight. Flights in space using laser rocket engines will be a great step toward the realization of man's dream about flying beyond the solar system. This dream will be realized after the creation of laser engines using light pressure as a motive force.

Descriptors :   *Space flight, *Radiation pressure, *Plasma engines, Translations, Lasers, Bulgaria, Plasmas(Physics), Heating

Subject Categories : Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE