1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Future Space Travel referring to Electromagnetic Induction

  1. May 5, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I have a question for homework which is. "Chemical rockets are unsuitable for travel beyond close planets. Describe a method of propulsion based on electromagnetic induction which could be used for long distance space travel beyond the nearest planets."

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    What im not 100% sure is, for this question do you think they are referring to the "Solar Sail" that uses a laser beam to some how propell it, or are they referring to a spacecraft that is nuclear powered?
  2. jcsd
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted