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Number: 244/171.5
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > With propulsion > Without mass expulsion
Description: Subject matter in which the propulsion means operates to move the spacecraft other than by generating a propelling force in reaction to the ejection of mass (e.g., gas, liquid, or plasma) from the propulsion means.










Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8485475 Debris removal management system and method of operation thereof Jul. 16, 2013
8364364 System and method for controlling unpowered to powered transitions in vehicles having dry dual clutch transmissions Jan. 29, 2013
8317137 Switchable article and device to generate a lateral or transverse Casimir force for propulsion, guidance and maneuvering of a space vehicle Nov. 27, 2012
8262029 Electrodynamic method Sep. 11, 2012
8109471 Tubular shaped interstellar space craft Feb. 7, 2012
8066226 Inertial propulsion device to move an object up and down Nov. 29, 2011
7913954 Electrodynamic structure Mar. 29, 2011
7900874 Device to move an object back and forth Mar. 8, 2011
7740204 Propulsion system Jun. 22, 2010
7641151 Electric sail for producing spacecraft propulsion Jan. 5, 2010
7530532 Counterweight based rocket launch platform May. 12, 2009
7413147 System and method for propellantless photon tether formation flight Aug. 19, 2008
7364120 Quantized control-moment gyroscope array Apr. 29, 2008
7008276 Propulsion system Mar. 7, 2006
6994296 Apparatus and method for maneuvering objects in low/zero gravity environments Feb. 7, 2006
6698693 Solar propulsion assist Mar. 2, 2004
6565044 Combination solar sail and electrodynamic tether propulsion system May. 20, 2003
6543723 Electric orbit raising with variable thrust Apr. 8, 2003
6459206 System and method for adjusting the orbit of an orbiting space object using an electrodynamic tether and micro-fabricated field emission device Oct. 1, 2002
6347766 Method and apparatus for generating propulsive forces without the ejection of propellant Feb. 19, 2002
6345789 Method and apparatus for propulsion Feb. 12, 2002
6179250 Air and space vehicle propulsion system Jan. 30, 2001
6098924 Method and apparatus for generating propulsive forces without the ejection of propellant Aug. 8, 2000
6082677 Satellite orbiting toward west in the equatorial plane and meteorological satellite system using the satellite Jul. 4, 2000
5966986 Propulsion system Oct. 19, 1999
5831354 Boot strap propulsion system Nov. 3, 1998
5716029 Constant sun angle transfer orbit sequence and method using electric propulsion Feb. 10, 1998
5687933 Attitude control for spacecraft with movable appendages such as solar panels Nov. 18, 1997
5685196 Inertial propulsion plus/device and engine Nov. 11, 1997
5595360 Optimal transfer orbit trajectory using electric propulsion Jan. 21, 1997
5557988 Centripetally impelled vehicle Sep. 24, 1996
5305974 Spaceship propulsion by momentum transfer Apr. 26, 1994
4759517 Station-keeping using solar sailing Jul. 26, 1988
4704732 Method of suspending a platform for communications and observation kept at high altitude by atmospheric molecular momentum transfer Nov. 3, 1987
4614319 Solar sail Sep. 30, 1986











 
 
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