Roscosmos proposed to launch satellites with shells from cannons

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at TsNIIMash (the head scientific institute of Roskosmos) they remembered the idea of ​​Jules Verne in 1865, which he outlined in his science fiction novel From a Cannon to the Moon. The proposal to use carrier shells and electromagnetic guns during the launches of small satellites was announced by the specialists of the institute in the journal “Vestnik NPO named after Lavochkin”.

“It is advisable to evaluate the old ideas of access to near-earth space from the point of view of modern technologies. One of such ideas is the creation of ground-based systems for dynamic acceleration of mass …” Space gun “… is, in principle, implemented at a modern technical level,” they are sure in “Roskosmos”.

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