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starship-design: Re: Familiar With Shiva Project?
In a message dated 2/11/99 6:23:29 PM, email@example.com writes:
>I stumbled across your website on starship design while
>searching for other propulsion information. Are you familiar
>with the anti-proton catalyzed, inertially confined fusion
>propulsion system the Air Force had invested in a few years
>ago? Parts of the project were referred to as "Shiva" (Hindu
>god). The anti-proton injector design was made in the late
>The project is advancing very slowly, and the injector tests
>have yet to be performed. CERN was to provide anti-protons
>for the first injection attempts. However, funding continues
>and there is a continued presence at Kirkland Air Force Base.
I heard of a different project called Shiva, and a anti-proton cat fusino
system, but nothing that would cover both. Last I heard the AF gave up on
anti-mater as not being cost effective for anything they wanted to do.
>I personally don't believe in the pursuit of interstellar spacecraft
>for the next fifty to 100 years, but anti-matter systems will make
>access to the solar system more routine and practical.
I'm doubt full about anti-mater. The last thing routine practical travel
systems need is a phenominally rare, unstable, and hellishly expensive power
Hope you liked the site though.