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RE: RE: RE: starship-design: Modular Ship Design


> -----Original Message-----
> the table on this page as a starting point, then we can assume
> that raising
> the fuel mass by a factor of 100 while holding payload mass constant would
> give us a final cruise velocity of 35.0% c
> At 1 G accel, you'd get to .35C in about 4 months, so your still
> not talking
> about constant G flight all the way.

Of course not, not using only a 4 to 1 fuel ratio. That was why I said it
would take more like 400 to 1. Ten engines burn fuel faster (that's 40 to 1)
and we need to do it for 3 times longer and then reverse the process (that's
400 to 1)

Lee Parker