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Re: starship-design: Rocket Powered Starships...
In a message dated 2/21/00 8:56:19 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>If you use a nuclear fusion rocket (Isp~ 10,000s) you only need about a
>thousand super-tankers. And if you assume that you'll have a super-duper
>or Antimatter rocket (Isp~ 50,000s), well now you only need about ten
>railway tankers. It gets even worse if you want to get there sooner.
The spec imp numbers for fusin and anti mat are way off. They are in the
millions as the stuff I wrote up in the explorer class stuff listed. It
makes the numbers less insane. ;)