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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Walter, U. 
Title:
Relativistic rocket and space flight 
Abstract:
We introduce the new concept of “proper speed”. It turns out that relativistic space flight can be sized and described more adequately by this concept. In particular, it is shown that the physics and equations of relativistic and classical space flight have a one-to-one relationship. The rocket equations are even identical. In addition, we generalize the expressions for the rocket exhaust speed to systems with mass and/or photon propulsion. With this new insight the basic relativistic spacefligh...    »
 
Keywords:
Relativistic rocket; Relativistic space flight; Rocket equation; Matter–antimatter space drive 
Journal title:
Acta Astronautica 
Year:
2006 
Journal volume:
59 
Quarter:
3. Quartal 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
pp.453-516 
Language:
en 
Publisher:
Elsevier 
Print-ISSN:
0094-5765 
Status:
published (reviewed) 
TUM Institution:
Lehrstuhl für Raumfahrttechnik 
Format:
Text 
Ingested:
03.12.2007 
Last change:
03.12.2007