I am working on a project where I need to achieve very high velocity (not rpm). I am aiming for 1km/s so I am serioudly pushing the limits
I could really use some suggestions and ideas.
So far I have looked at
Spinning Disc : the centripetal G forces are huge unless diameter is several meters (is it possible to handle a million g force?)
Maglev in vacuum : I have experience with high rpm, not maglev, but in my experience balancing is very tricky for high rpm, this would be insane rpm so balancing would probably fail
maglev mag-drive circular tube (with vacuum perhaps) : This one actually seems feasible… but it is a crazy huge build. I am up for it but I would really appreciate some suggestions for design/parts/etc
rocket on a tether perhaps with guiderails : not to hard to build, might work, a bit crazy… asides from the limited burn time which would make repeated experiments cumbersome.
spin a very long arm : balancing, and size become issues. might work if I plan to take it to a parking lot/warehouse/etc… to use it.
Any ideas how to build any of these or any other design up to 1km/s?
**I need the high velocity to bring time dilation up to a measurable level. Sensors and detection are a separate project. First I just need some serious speed