On Monday, April 17, 2000 11:15 AM Billy Brown firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> One other problem that needs to be seriously looked at: EMP effects on the
> vehicle & cargo during launch. I know rail guns have a strong enough
> magnetic flux to be dangerous to people, let alone electronic equipment. A
> launch system like this should have a much weaker field, but there might
> still be a problem at high rates of acceleration.
Then use it only to launch bulk cargo which will not be effected by such
things, such as fabricated parts for space stations or water tanks.
and check out Dave Euchner for Congress at:
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