At last a step forward to the future

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At last a step forward to the future

Post by Viv » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:38 pm

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Re: At last a step forward to the future

Post by Mike Everman » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:45 pm

Neeto! 200kW gets you one pound of thrust... Well, still neat. The multi megawatt fission powered one going to Mars in 39 days is way cool. Now we just need viable cryo-sleep to go to the stars!
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Re: At last a step forward to the future

Post by Viv » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:41 am

Hi Mike

A busard ramjet for the stars I think :-)

200 kw is good for a lbs of real and constant thrust when you don't have to pay a fuel bill just the capital cost of the equipment to harvest it, 20 years ago I worked on Ion and plasma equipment for semiconductor production, its a surprise it has taken this long to get some one focused and motivated enough to produce a proof of concept drive for space testing.

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