# Microwave Propulsion

1. Apr 10, 2005

### Spin_Network

If I had a Microwave oven (minus the door), and I placed this at the back of a craft that was already in orbit, if I activated the Magntron, could this propel the craft?

Stupid question I know, but if it can be a source of propulsion, what would be the maximum or minimum craft to microwave ratio needed for motion?

2. Apr 10, 2005

### Pengwuino

I think the concept is feasible... just lol, ya know, wouldnt strap a bunchof commercial microwaves to a space ship for propulsion. Pretty sure light propulsion has been fooled with.

3. Apr 11, 2005

$$p = \frac{h}{\lambda}$$