Electromagnetic Rail Gun Launch to Low Earth Orbit

Without the need for dangerous explosives storage and handling, the Electromagnetic Railgun can potentially reach targets 20 times farther than conventional weapons. (Photo Credit: Naval Research Laboratory).
Without the need for dangerous explosives storage and handling, the Electromagnetic Railgun can potentially reach targets 20 times farther than conventional weapons. (Photo Credit: Naval Research Laboratory).

Posted on May 27, 2020 | Completed on March 31, 2020 | By: Benjamin Hill-lam

What modeling or testing has been done on using electromagnetic railguns (EMRGs) for launching low Earth orbit (LEO) projectiles?

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