[extropy-chat] The other space program
eugen at leitl.org
Thu Aug 12 08:01:49 UTC 2004
On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 07:10:14PM -0700, Spike wrote:
> Ja, this is way cool, is it not? The forces on the craft
What about plasma wear? How good are you with hypersonic fat foils which
> due to high velocity is proportional to the density of
Where does the high velocity come from? There is no rocket onboard.
> the medium, so if they float way up there, then perhaps
> this scheme could work. Balloons can get up to where the
> atmosphere is less than 1% the density down here. Im
Lift gives you zero horizontal velocity component. It shaves off maybe 10%
off energy costs due to lack of drag.
> pleased to see a radical new approach to an old problem.
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