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Re: Explorer Power Gain Problem

> Now I remember.  I calculated the power the drive system would need for a one
> secound boost, and assumed it would be consonstant for the flight.  I.E. if
> it takes X watts to push the ship at a ship G for a secound.  Multiply that
> by the number of secounds of boost to get to desired speed, and ....
> Given that the engine should need to output the same power, to accelerate the
> same mass, at the same rate, at diferent speeds.  It seems like it should
> work.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but if this is a mass based fuel system, then 
the mass of the fuel tank is going down constantly, and therefore the 
total mass of the ship is not the same