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Re: starship-design: Long range fuel tankers


You wrote:
>Fair points all.  Okay, why not launch tankers fast enough to catch the
>ship during the flight, building up a fuel reserve to decelerate with? 
>The structure required to hold the fuel would not add greatly, especially
>since there is no sail.

Why not take these tankers with the main ship right from the start...
Accelerating them seperately will cost just as much energy as accelerating
them together.