Electric Drives for Space Vehicles and Satellites - Part IX: Other Kind of Electric Reactive Drives


In this lecture a lecturer will present other concepts and realization of electric reactive drives that predominantly utilizes magnetic or electrostatic force field effects. Author will especially shift the focus onto  Lorenzian accellerators such are MHD channel, Railgun, Coilgun, etc. 

Furthermore, a concepts of electric nonreactive/non-rocket drives/motors is explained in a more detailed fashion. 

  Date and Time




  • Date: 15 Jun 2021
  • Time: 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Zagreb
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Due to the, still raiding, CoViD-19 situation the meeting will be held by using on-line casting solutions by choice of presenter. The lectures are free of charge and publicly available. It is necessary to register to the lectures by filling personal info, thus applying for attendance, on following link: 


All neccessary information on how to and where to access will be provided aditionally, either on a FERIT web pages or directly by an e-mail.

  • Cara Hadrijana 10b
  • Osijek, Osjecko-Baranjska
  • Croatia HR31000
  • Building: FERIT Kampus

  • Co-sponsored by Ministry of Science and Education, Republic of Croatia


prof. Ognjan Božić prof. Ognjan Božić of German Aerospace Center (DLR)


Božić spent 20 years as a researcher at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) – Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Process Technology, Braunschweig, Germany (until his retirement in December 2018). His work focused on chemical rocket propulsion, aero-thermodynamics of space vehicles returning to the Earth’s atmosphere, rocket flight mechanics, systematic analysis of space launch systems as well as the development of electromagnetic accelerators (MHD and RAILGUN). Božić started teaching as an assistant and assistant professor in the field of defense technologies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sarajevo MFS), Republic of B&H and continued his career at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (since 2010). He is currently an honorary professor of teaching space propulsion at TU-Braunschweig in his master’s studies. He has also been involved in many experimental projects such as the X-38 Crew Rescue Vehicle (NASA), ESA Expert Capsule and SHEFEX 1 Suborbital Capsule, as well as several feasibility studies such as “Sample Return Mission from the Moon” (study leader) , MHD propulsion and Liquid Booster with the possibility of a soft return to Earth (LFBB) for the Ariana 5 launch vehicle. . He is a member of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS, GB), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft und Raumfahrt (Supervisor of the Solid and Hybrid Propulsion Committee DGLR-Germany), Adriatic Aerospace Association (Croatia) and a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) based in Paris . Prof. Božić is also the author of over 70 books and scientific papers published at international conferences, congresses and in refereed journals.