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*To*: KellySt@aol.com*Subject*: Re: Explorer Power Gain Problem*From*: Kevin C Houston <hous0042@maroon.tc.umn.edu>*Date*: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 12:11:03 -0600 (CST)*cc*: T.L.G.vanderLinden@student.utwente.nl, kgstar@most.magec.com, stevev@efn.org, jim@bogie2.bio.purdue.edu, zkulpa@zmit1.ippt.gov.pl, rddesign@wolfenet.com, David@interworld.com, lparker@destin.gulfnet.com, bmansur@oc.edu, DotarSojat@aol.com*In-Reply-To*: <960315003844_351764055@emout04.mail.aol.com>

Kelly: > 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

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