Space Launch Vehicle Using Magnetic Levitation

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The present invention relates to a space launch vehicle used for launching spacecraft. Said vehicle uses a magnetic levitation system in order to reduce friction since the vehicle floats above rails, like a bullet train. The system uses magnetic coils to propel the vehicle and to move same away from the quiescent point thereof. The aim of the invention is to facilitate the launch of a spacecraft, the time at which most fuel is required, so that the spacecraft is subsequently propelled by its own means, such as rockets. This method saves a large amount of fuel, which adds weight to the vehicle. When the system of the invention is used, this weight can be used for payload. The design has the additional advantage of being reusable, as well as being modular in order to adapt to various types of spacecraft, with 25-metre-long modules. Furthermore, the rocket or craft is launched at an angle of 57 degrees, dispensing with the need to change the angle of the craft from 90 to 57 degrees, as is currently the case, thus also saving fuel.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Fernando De La Pena Llaca
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Business Owner/Manager
  • Number of times previously entering contest:
    never
  • Fernando's favorite design and analysis tools:
    Aexa’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Fernando De La Peña has twenty years of successful leadership in technology and engineering companies.
    A United States citizen, his lifelong passion for space exploration combined with Aexa’s leading-edge expertise, plays a key role in his support for NASA. As an undergraduate engineering student, Fernando completed and patented a spacecraft engine propelled by anti-matter, and received additional patents, for example, a space launcher employing magnetic levitation. He received a Discovery Channel Prize in 2010 for his work developing the Mexican Space Agency.
    He is the former President of the National Contract Management Association, NCMA Space City Houston chapter at NASA JSC. NCMA is the world’s leading professional resource in the field of contract management. He was elected this year as Chairman of the Johnson Space Center Small Business Council.
    He serves on the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Board of Directors (BAHEP
  • Fernando's hobbies and activities:
    aerospace, technology, 3d printing, STEM
  • Fernando is inspired by:
    I believe that this technology will help us to improve ways to provide telemedicine. It will be possible to Holoport a physician to the patient's living room, or Holoport, a deployed warfighter to their mess hall to have supper or play games with his family. There are multiple applications where holoportation will play a major role; our technology is portable and affordable.
    Our motto is "where the future begins." I believe that we are making that true, and your support to this project will be the beginning of a new future where people will not need to travel to be connected with their families, coworkers, or customers. Travel will be for leisure only.
  • Software used for this entry:
    Pro-E Wildfire
  • Patent status:
    patented