Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Exact Relativistic 'Antigravity' Propulsion

by F. S. Felber
The Schwarzschild solution is used to find the exact relativistic motion of a payload in the gravitational field of a mass moving with constant velocity. At radial approach or recession speeds faster than 3^-1/2 times the speed of light, even a small mass gravitationally repels a payload. At relativistic speeds, a suitable mass can quickly propel a heavy payload from rest nearly to the speed of light with negligible stresses on the payload.

preprint in the physics archive.

I'm clueless but it sounds too cool.

The author's address is:
Physics Division, Starmark, Inc., P. O. Box 270710, San Diego, California 92198
But I couldn't find much about "Starmark" on the web.

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