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by AcesHigh
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 104
Views: 50629

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

in all scenarios however, it would still open the Solar System for human colonization (which I do not really think Starship does... it opens the Star System for exploration by scientists, miltiary, bases creation, etc... but I don't think it's feasible to transport 100 civilians who were NOT screene...
by AcesHigh
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 104
Views: 50629

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

I do not know where people are seeing 10 million Isp. I read an Isp of ~360,000 seconds and 330 kN of thrust for the D+He3 configuration. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018APS..DPPC11163S Building on the ZaP, ZaP-HD, and FuZE projects, scaling studies will be presented of an SFS Z-pinch as a fusion...
by AcesHigh
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 104
Views: 50629

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

by AcesHigh
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 104
Views: 50629

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

I contacted ProjectRho administrator to talk about the Shared Flow Stabilized ZPinch. He was unaware of the 2006 paper with the torch ship like properties.

This was like 1 week ago.
by AcesHigh
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 104
Views: 50629

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Are you Elmar?

The above post was very similar to the one posted at NSF forums.

I talked about a lander because I mentioned changing Starship to have a z pinch fusion engine, which I don't know if it would be ideal for take off and landings at planets.
by AcesHigh
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 104
Views: 50629

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Lol, 90 days to Saturn is already better than expected. But 8 days to Saturn??? Screw impossible physics engines. There is a whole Star System to colonize. I was not even thinking 1g acceleration were possible Speaking of which... did you consider 1g just for fun or did you make some calculations re...
by AcesHigh
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 104
Views: 50629

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Any torchship (high thrust high Isp) will have to deal with heat disposal problems. Aside that... what can we do with 10 million Isp and 1 MN thrust? Suppose SpaceX would find some way to install 2 of these on Starship (the upper stage), without modifying Starship payload space or weight. Starship L...
by AcesHigh
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 104
Views: 50629

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Has any paper mentioned some mission profile?

I would like to see what they expect with 10 million ISP and 1 meganewton of thrust.

and I wonder how many of these could you put in a ship...
by AcesHigh
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2283
Views: 500929

Re: SpaceX News

Was too cryptic. FH may also go from exciting to boring. Thus it'll be great for yet another novelty to also be made boring, after FH. And so on. Exciting times :P "Daddy, these vacations on the Moon are soooooooo boring. My school friends say Saturn is much cooler!" and of course, kids o...
by AcesHigh
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 695
Views: 268305

Re: EM Drive

anyone listened the SpaceShow Mach Effect interview cited by Tom Ligon above?
by AcesHigh
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 695
Views: 268305

Re: EM Drive

But everybody ignore the real reason this will never work , and that would be heat from the power plant. You would have to radiate that heat out somewhere from the power plant and even with current tech that is no small feat. That, I would say, is just an engineering issue, not something I would be...
by AcesHigh
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Skunkworks Announces Comm. Fusion in 4 years
Replies: 37
Views: 21303

Re: Lockheed Skunkworks Announces Comm. Fusion in 4 years

Did they say WHEN the 4 year countdown would start? "We expect a working fusion reactor in 4 years (starting to count as soon as we reach breakeven in our lab)" Or maybe, they are counting it from the reference frame of the electrons in their machinery, which moving near light speed in the...
by AcesHigh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Space Show this week ...
Replies: 3
Views: 2892

Re: The Space Show this week ...

I often listen to the podcast. It kinda bores me when they start talking too much about american politics (because I am not american), other than that, some great programs there.

Listened plenty of fusion related podcasts, but I think I did not catch yours and MSimon one!
by AcesHigh
Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: China's nuclear fusion machine just smashed Germany's hydrogen plasma record
Replies: 16
Views: 7900

Re: China's nuclear fusion machine just smashed Germany's hydrogen plasma record

ok, in that case, how good is the news of such long time at those temperatures?

is that bad news for other fusion technologies competing with Tokamaks?
by AcesHigh
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Wendelstein 7-X
Replies: 50
Views: 45437

Re: Wendelstein 7-X

this article claims Wenderlstein 7X was the first in the world ever to produce hydrogen plasma? Other fusion prototypes only produced helium plasma. Is there any veracity to that? http://www.iflscience.com/physics/germanys-fusion-reactor-creates-hydrogen-plasma-world-first "Germany's Fusion Rea...

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