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Full Description: Looking like an alien space ship or a flying saucer the Microwave Lightcraft is an unconventional launch vehicle approach for delivering payload to orbit using power transmitted via microwaves. Microwaves re beamed from either a ground station or an orbiting solar power satellite to the lightcraft. The energy received breaks air molecules into a plasma and a magnetohydrodynamic fanjet provides the lifting force. Only a small amount of propellant is required for circulation, attitude control and deorbit.
(MRPO) MRD/SPD Discipline(s): n/a. (MRPO) Subject Type: n/a. Keywords: Space Transportation, Research Technology, Microwave Lightcraft. MSFC Negative. Number: 9906398. Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C.