[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: starship-design: Hitching a Ride on a Magnetic Bubble

In a message dated 10/7/00 11:00:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
bfranchuk@jetnet.ab.ca writes:

> I agree with the math as gut level thing but think that
>  thrust is less for a different reason in the outer solar system.
>  With less solar wind, in the outer solar system you could have
>  more dust and trash that gets messes up the magnetic bubble
>  and taking thrust from the spacecraft.

Both, your reasons and theirs, cause a decrease in velocity the farther from 
the sun.

Interestingly, any collision with space dust is determined by the laws of 
probability as calculated from the rain drop effect equations. The rain drop 
effect simply said is that if you run between two doors in a rain storm you 
get less wet than if you walk. It applies to space travel as meteor 
collisions. Accelerate at one g for 356 days to exceed light speed for the 
faster you go the less the probability of catastrophic collision. Star 
travel, to be successful, requires a combination of high velocity, 
streamlining (minimal rocket cross section area) and electromagnetic methods 
for repelling charged objects and avoidance methods to avoid neutral charged 
mass objects.

Believe it or not, the electric armor I invented, described in indexb, does 
just that.
 <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/tjac780754/indexb.htm">Plasma Rocket Engine
see preferred embodiment with electric armor.


>  Ben.