# Electro magnetic craft levitation at earths magnetic pole possible?

• siiix
In summary, the idea is to use an electromagnetic field and thrusters to slow down a craft in Earth's atmosphere without using traditional rocket fuel, but the Earth's magnetic field is not strong enough to be used in this way.
siiix
the reason for this idea is to replace most rocket fuel needed for soft re-entry with other type of energy into Earth's atmosphere (NOT to move around, just slow down)

lets assume you have a HUGE energy supply and a craft with capability to generating an electromagnetic field (direction of field of course selectable), you have some sort of thrusters to keep the craft leveled at all times.. AND you doing it at the magnetic POLE on Earth (south or north)

i'm not capable doing this math, but it seems its to me there could be 3 issue's:
#1 how much electric energy is required to generate a strong enough electromagnetic field to slow down a craft with above conditions
#2 would the electric power source be light enough to generate the required field under the above conditions,
#3 would a human being survive being in such craft assuming the magnetic field strength must be enorm and we do have iron in our system

siiix said:
the reason for this idea is to replace most rocket fuel needed for soft re-entry with other type of energy into Earth's atmosphere (NOT to move around, just slow down)

lets assume you have a HUGE energy supply and a craft with capability to generating an electromagnetic field (direction of field of course selectable), you have some sort of thrusters to keep the craft leveled at all times.. AND you doing it at the magnetic POLE on Earth (south or north)

i'm not capable doing this math, but it seems its to me there could be 3 issue's:
#1 how much electric energy is required to generate a strong enough electromagnetic field to slow down a craft with above conditions
#2 would the electric power source be light enough to generate the required field under the above conditions,
#3 would a human being survive being in such craft assuming the magnetic field strength must be enorm and we do have iron in our system

No, the Earth's magnetic field is much too weak to be used for any kind of propulsion or re-entry slowing.

## 1. Is it possible for an electromagnetic craft to levitate at Earth's magnetic pole?

Yes, it is possible for an electromagnetic craft to levitate at Earth's magnetic pole. The magnetic poles of the Earth have a strong magnetic field that can be harnessed by an electromagnetic craft to achieve levitation.

## 2. How does the levitation process work at Earth's magnetic pole?

The process of levitation at Earth's magnetic pole involves using the magnetic field of the Earth to create a repulsive force between the electromagnetic craft and the ground. This force allows the craft to stay suspended in the air.

## 3. Are there any limitations to using electromagnetic levitation at the Earth's magnetic pole?

Yes, there are some limitations to using electromagnetic levitation at the Earth's magnetic pole. The strength of the magnetic field decreases as you move away from the magnetic pole, so the levitation process may not be as effective in other areas.

## 4. What are the potential applications of using electromagnetic levitation at the Earth's magnetic pole?

There are several potential applications of using electromagnetic levitation at the Earth's magnetic pole. Some examples include transportation systems, energy production, and space exploration.

## 5. Is there any ongoing research or development in this field?

Yes, there is ongoing research and development in the field of electromagnetic levitation at the Earth's magnetic pole. Scientists and engineers are constantly exploring new ways to harness and utilize this technology for various applications.

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