Sending an object out into space is no joke, as it has to have enough escape velocity to escape the earth’s gravity pull. NASA has been sending monkeys and people to space for umpteen years now, and are always looking for more efficient ways of doing so. Their latest effort for a satellite launching system is currently undergoing some work, aided by additional sources of thrust. NASA intends to make inefficient rockets a thing of the past, and intends to launch satellites into orbit by utilizing a scramjet spacecraft fired out of a railgun. This is highly likely, since high powered railguns and scramjet aircraft have already undergone successful testing to date (although never together!). It might still take some time (if it works at all), since all the technology is already available, but NASA engineers will have to figure how to scale the entire operations up.
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