Beam space propulsion

Alexander Bolonkin (C&R, Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Publication date: 21 March 2008



The author's aim is to offer a revolutionary method – the non‐rocket transfer of energy and thrust into Space with distances of millions of kilometers.


The author develops the theory and makes the computations.


The method is more efficient than transmission of energy by high‐frequency waves.

Practical implications

The method may be used for space launch and for acceleration of spaceships and probes to very high speeds, up to relativistic speed by current technology.


The research presented contains prospective projects which illustrate the possibilities of the suggested method.



Bolonkin, A. (2008), "Beam space propulsion", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 80 No. 2, pp. 181-193.

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