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Solar Sails pp 23-34 | Cite as

Rocket Problems and Limitations

  • Giovanni Vulpetti
  • Les Johnson
  • Gregory L. Matloff

Although the rockets described in the previous chapter have opened the solar system to preliminary human reconnaissance and exploration, there are severe limitations on rocket performance. This chapter focuses on these limits and what we may ultimately expect from rocket-propelled space travel.

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Uranium Dioxide Solar Sail Plutonium Dioxide Interplanetary Mission Exhaust Velocity 
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© Praxis Publishing, Ltd 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Vulpetti
    • 1
  • Les Johnson
    • 2
  • Gregory L. Matloff
    • 3
  1. 1.International Academy of AstronauticsParisFrance
  2. 2.NASA Marshall Space Flight CenterHuntsvilleUSA
  3. 3.New York City college of TechnologyBrooklynUSA

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