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Re: RE: ICAN (Was RE: starship-design: What is safest?)
In a message dated 1/12/98 10:32:12 PM, you wrote:
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>> Sent: Monday, January 12, 1998 3:18 PM
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>> Subject: Re: ICAN (Was RE: starship-design: What is safest?)
>> Can it really carry enough fuel to boost to and from such a speed? What
>> of fuel ratios or ISP do you think are possible?
>Just looking at the amount of energy available going from D to He to Li is a
>significant jump. Although in order to get the hundred fold increase we
>need, there will have to significant boost from the magnetic nozzle also.
Given that the fusion reactions weve been talking about release all their
energy into the kinetic energy of their exaust particals. I'm not clear where
the extra energy to drive the magnetic acceleration (via the nozzel) would
>Carrying sufficient fuel shouldn't be a problem, making it may be another
>story. A hundred boxcars full of little lithium hydride bomb pellets...
I think making them as you need them is definatly in order.