Magnetic propulsion

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Magnetic propulsion may refer to:

  • Magnetic sail, a proposed method of spacecraft propulsion which would use a magnetic field to deflect solar wind
  • Linear synchronous motor, a linear motor that uses synchronized electromagnetic pulses to propel a magnetic "rotor"
  • Linear induction motor, a linear motor that uses a linearly moving magnetic field acting on conductors within the field to produce force
  • Railgun, an electrically powered electromagnetic projectile launcher
  • Maglev, a transport method that uses magnetic levitation to move vehicles without touching the ground