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starship-design: Re: Cassini, only bigger and soficicated( SP)

In a message dated 2/27/98 5:26:36 PM, you wrote:

>Greetings and salutations
>I came up with an Idea.
>You know about the cassini space probe that went up last november? Well, why
>design a interplanetary space craft with the same structure? It would cost
>then a bigger interplanetary ship, and could open new doors for Intersteller

Cassini wouldn't have the speed to get there, nore the power to transmit back
across interstellar distences.  You could make a interstellar robot probe, but
it would likly start to cost nearly as much as a small ship anyway and most
remote observations could be made about as well from here.