Conditional possibility of spacecraft propulsion at superluminal speeds Online publication date: Tue, 12-May-2015
by Salvatore Cezar Pais
International Journal of Space Science and Engineering (IJSPACESE), Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015
Abstract: The concept at hand deals primarily with the application of the conditional replacement technique (CRT) (Pais, 1991) to Special Relativity Theory. It is observed that under certain physical conditions, the singularity expressed by the relativistic stretch factor 'gamma' as the spacecraft's speed (v) approaches the speed of light (c), is no longer present in the physical picture. This involves the instantaneous removal of energy-mass from the system (spacecraft) when the spacecraft's speed reaches v = c/2. Hence under such conditions, faster than light spacecraft propulsion, is feasible. The original concept at hand does not violate the Special Theory of Relativity, it rather builds on its foundations.
Online publication date: Tue, 12-May-2015
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