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Re: MARS HYBRID DESIGN II (First Draft)
Kelly Starks x7066 MS 10-39 wrote:
> >David gave me these numbers
> >Pluto's mean orbital velocity is 4.74 km/sec.
> >Earth's mean orbital velocity is 29.79 km/sec.
> >Are these right? They seem backwards.
> I'ld agree. It seems odthat you'ld accelerate out from the inner system
> to a slower velocity. I suppose you might be losing the dif to potential
> energy changes.
> But I suppose it isn't critical for our discusion. Assumeing a beam
> diameter 40 times the dimeter of earth. 4.76Km/s will still have you cross
> the beam in 31 hours.
I wrote a quick small mathematical verification of these
numbers. Did anyone get it?