Re: Launch Rails...

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 20:56:23 MDT

Billy Brown 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.

Ja, I would imagine we would use a rail launcher for sending up
low value rubust payloads, not humans. That emersion trick would
help a lot with the acceleration but surely would still be damned
uncomfortable. spike

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