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starship-design: Re: stardrive

In a message dated 11/18/97 2:47:04 PM, you wrote:

>have you considered some kind of superconductivity derivative?  surely
>Jupiter's (or the Sun's) magnetosphere is intense enough even for a
>gradual acceleration up to 1/5 C.

I'm not clear what kind of system your talking about, but given the small
size and weak intensity of planetary magnetospheres, this doesn't seem