Sunday, April 1, 2012

Space Travel Final

Space Travel

Multiple Gravity Slingshot

This concept that I studied is the use of gravity slingshot to assist a spaceship in acceleration. If we could use this theory to make a spaceship use four to five planets of our solar system to use gravity assist and travel at the speed of light, it could make space travel much cheaper and faster to travel long distances in no time. The last assist has to come from the largest planet in our solar system which is Jupiter that would provide the final major assist.

What is a Gravity Sling Shot?

The Invention of Michael Minovitch’s theory of Gravity Propelled Interplanetary Space Travel was so radical it did not require and rocket fuel or any on-board energy generating system, but was capable of generating vehicle velocities for greater than the most advanced nuclear propulsion system, and was independent of the vehicle’s mass.
Gravitational slingshot is the use of the relative movement and gravity of a planet to alter the path and speed of a spacecraft, typically in order to save propellant, time, and expense. Gravity assistance can be used to accelerate, decelerate and/or re-direct the path of a spacecraft.
A gravitational slingshot is a slick way to pick up speed using a moving planet’s gravity.
Using a planet as large as Jupiter can send a ship at half the speed of light.

Flying Saucer

The myth that the flying saucer exists might be able to turn into reality. A saucer is a perfect spaceship to travel in space and if it can be assisted by Neutrinos then it can even travel at light speed. If the saucer is provided energy be the Neutrinos and their similar shapes can help the saucer replicate it then even the saucer can travel at light speed if spun around like those particles and led to any direction it has to go to. The base of the saucer receives the neutrinos that then spins around which activated the turbine. The turbine will also then start rotating which would spin the saucer just like the Neutrinos. The only flaw in this theory is that it cannot change directions once it’s moving.
The opening at the bottom shuts as it’s about to land. An object at such speed cannot be stopped that easily so if it is slowed down a bit by the time it reaches another planet, it can be stopped completely by using the ripple effect. It needs to find large water bodies like the ocean on Earth itself and then like the skipping of a stone on water, the saucer has to replicate the same motion and skip on the water to gradually slow down.

What are Light Speed Neutrinos Particles?

Antonio Ereditato, the leader of Neutrinos research team discovered that Neutrinos are charged particles that move faster than light. These are little disc like particles which when spun around really fast gets charged and runs at light speed at any direction it is lead to.
Neutrinos are particles that escaped from the sun and are buried underground on Earth.

Space Elevator

The Space Elevator concept is the same as the one that exists except my own interpretation of its visuals and for the space station that it will connect to. This I imagine existing in the next thirty to forty years.

What is a Space Elevator?

 Space elevator Technology was invented by Arthur C. Clarke. Its name pretty much explains how it works. A cable is strung between a launch point and a geostationary satellite in orbit, dangling all the way up from the ground through the atmosphere into space. Elevator cars will then ride up and down the cable, powered by ground-fired laser beams, and ferrying equipment and personnel into space without all the expense, fuss and risk of a rocket launch. When they become technically feasible, they'll make access to space about as simple and easy a task as driving a car, and they'll drop the costs of launching satellites by an extraordinary amount--completely transforming how we think about space travel.

Ion Motor Trains

I thought of an idea as to how space technology can also benefit the technology on Earth. Hence, a train that could use ion motors for acceleration that could help it accelerate ten times faster than it does today. However, ion propulsion is acceleration with patience so if the train was planted with multiple motors and if they were to be started after a certain intervals of time then it might not have to wait before it accelerates to its full potential. The back of the train contains the main ion motors where as the external ones for assist are on the sides.

What is an Ion Propulsion?

Rocket designers have been studying ion propulsion since the 1950s, and mention of the technology often turns up in works of science fiction.
Deep Space 1 is the first spacecraft to use it as a primary means of propulsion.
Instead of the fiery thrust produced by typical rockets, an ion engine emits only an eerie blue glow as electrically charged atoms of xenon are pushed out of the engine. Xenon is the same gas found in photo flash bulbs and lighthouse search lamps. Acceleration with patience In the engine, each xenon atom is stripped of an electron, leaving an electrically charged particle called an ion. Those ions are then jolted by electricity that is produced by the probe's solar panels and accelerated at high speeds as they shoot out from the engine. That produces thrust for the probe. The ions travel out into space at 68,000 miles (109,430 kilometers) per hour.
The thrust itself is amazingly light -- about the force felt by a sheet of paper on the palm of your hand.
It takes a while for it to accelerate so hence it's acceleration with patience.
But once ion propulsion gets going, nothing compares to its acceleration. Over the long haul, it can deliver 10 times as much thrust-per-pound of fuel as more traditional rockets.


There is no guarantee that all these ideas will work however I interpreted these concepts through 
mostly facts and some assumptions. I wish I had more time to work on my illustrations and do a little more research to be more precise. This was just my attempt to visualize the future in space travel.

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