VIDEO: Analyzing current and futuristic spaceship propulsion systems

09/25/2016 - 20:17

Isaac Arthur | Image: Jakub Grygier

An in-depth survey of the various technologies for spaceship propulsion, both from those we can expect to see in a few years and those at the edge of theoretical science. We'll break them down to basics and familiarize ourselves with the concepts.

Note: I made a rather large math error about the Force per Power the EmDrive exerts at 32:10, initial tentative results for thrust are a good deal higher than I calculated compared to a flashlight.


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