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lidan2019 Jan 28th 2019 09:43 PM

Can a thruster using geomagnetic fields and superconductors generate a thrust?
 
As shown in the figure, the thruster is equipped with a geomagnetic field convergence layer, which is a superconducting material. The geomagnetic field convergence layer repels and blocks the magnetic flux of the geomagnetic field, so that the magnetic flux of the geomagnetic field passes through the narrow area between the upper and lower convergence layers. The geomagnetic field intensity B in the narrow area between the convergent layers of the geomagnetic field is enhanced.The thruster is also equipped with a electrifying coil, and the lower end of the coil is located in a narrow area between the convergent layers.
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Woody Jan 29th 2019 01:54 AM

Certainly the geomagnetic field can be used as part of a thrust generation process,
I have seen it suggested for satellite manoeuvring.
However the geomagnetic field is really rather week, so the thrust produced is really rather feeble.
This is fine for satellites that can take weeks or even months manoeuvring to a new orbit
but it is less useful for most "everyday" transport.

As to your particular design, I don't know.


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