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Re: starship-design: Modular Ship Design

KellySt@aol.com wrote:

> Flipping the whole hab was pretty much the way I saw it too, it is just the
> idea of doing this in flight at a significant fraction of light speed which
> bothers me.
  Turuning moving Flipping at any speed makes no differnce, you still are in
fall conditions.
> Given we haven't come up with anyway other then fusion that we could really
> decelerate into or out of the target system.  (I'm very dubious about anti-
> matter, and the limited details of its control and use I've heard.)  We're
> limited by the credable delta-V a fusion powered drive can give us.

The current problem with antimatter is not storing it, but getting it made.

Don't forget the habitat area must also counter out the force of the thrust
some how. The thust needs to 1 G no more or less since one must use it to act
as gravity for the ship. The habitat areas could be like large buckets on arms.
| guy standing.

  ---- thrust->    --- no thrust   ---- thrust <-
     |               |    SPIN         |
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