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RE: RE: ICAN (Was RE: starship-design: What is safest?)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kelly St [mailto:KellySt@aol.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 1998 12:48 PM
> To: lparker@cacaphony.net; starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu
> Subject: Re: RE: ICAN (Was RE: starship-design: What is safest?)
> 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
> the extra energy to drive the magnetic acceleration (via the nozzel) would
> come from?

It can be bled off through an MHD field or through intercooling the
shielding to drive turbogenerators. Whichever provides the most energy with
the least maintenance.

> I think making them as you need them is definitely in order.

That may be beyond shipboard resources. I don't know how they make the
pellets in the first place - any takers?


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