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Re: starship-design: Re: FTL travel

In a message dated 3/16/00 9:27:30 PM, bfranchuk@jetnet.ab.ca writes:

>This is false statement in my belief, but I don't have the math skills
>to prove you wrong. Propulsion is not the limiting factor, rather
>the path of planetary debris, through stellar systems. I am guessing
>will place a limit of < .01 C unless a bastard jet design becomes
>with <.25C for a bastard jet.


The fusion/maser based system I outlined in the Explorer class and fuel/sail 
pages on the LIT site could do 30%-40% of light speed.  

No ones going to launch a starship that only does .01 of light speed!  It 
would take 450 years to get to Alpha centuri!!