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Magnetic force would it take to launch 1,000 , 5,000 and 10,000 pounds

  1. Dec 20, 2008 #1
    how much magnetic force would it take to launch 1,000 , 5,000 and 10,000 pounds into orbit? of say 270 miles up, using an electromagnet. also how much energy would be required to produce this force and lastly how much energy can be gotten from a dam(hydroelectric power plant) and how much energy can be gotten from a nuclear power plant?
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2008 #2
    Re: Magnet-a-pault

    Find the launch speed needed by equating KE loss to PE gained then use Ft=momentum change[of course a large amount of energy is needed to penetrate the atmosphere]
     
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