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by Northstar
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 425
Views: 244325

Re: EMC2 news

So, any consensus on the contents of the patent application document from those who are knowledgable enough to be able to speak about it in an informed manner? Your thoughts Tom Ligon? or ???
by Northstar
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2285
Views: 561026

Re: SpaceX News

Another issue with flying with the top of the stage leading, is that the heaviest part of the stage is the engines, and stability issues mean that having the heavy part leading and the fins at the other end just works more easily, like an arrow. In addition, doing it with the engines leading means t...
by Northstar
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 657
Views: 204339

Re: BLP news

by Northstar
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 920452

Re: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker

Flywheel based hybrid power systems are currently in use in endurance racing, ie Le Mans etc.

Link to one supplier, a spin off of the Williams F1 team:

http://www.williamshybridpower.com/appl ... technology
by Northstar
Wed May 30, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Chapter 6
Replies: 83
Views: 42236

Actually, the shutting off of the plasma injection was kind of the point of that figure, as I understand it. When operating at as close to steady state as they operate the device, they shut off the 'plasma source' (they don't say what it is), and monitored the loss of density of the plasma. 90% of ...
by Northstar
Mon May 28, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Chapter 6
Replies: 83
Views: 42236

Actually, the shutting off of the plasma injection was kind of the point of that figure, as I understand it. When operating at as close to steady state as they operate the device, they shut off the 'plasma source' (they don't say what it is), and monitored the loss of density of the plasma. 90% of t...
by Northstar
Mon May 28, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Chapter 6
Replies: 83
Views: 42236

WB-8 Plasma Decay Rate

Is there anyone on this forum with the physics chops (and time to spare) to determine anything useful from figure 6-6 on pg 70 of the thesis report, which is the plot of density decay with plasma injection turned off. (It's certainly not me!) It shows the plasma density losing one order of magnitude...
by Northstar
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: reddit: We are nuclear fusion researchers, ask us anything
Replies: 553
Views: 85478

If they pick up the p-B11 option it would almost certainly mean that they are convinced that the WB-8 is performing as planned / theorized. It would also mean that they have D-D fully in hand as feasible to proceed with further at larger scale or they would not be trying the much harder p-B11 reacti...
by Northstar
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 920452

by Northstar
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 920452

:D I've been doing some googling and found some interesting links on the contracts EMC2 has with the Navy. The first is not dated but appears to be from 2008. https://www.neco.navy.mil/synopsis_file/N6893609C0125_09-R-0044%20J&A.pdf it is from fedbizops.gov and is a 9 page justification for sol...
by Northstar
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 920452

What I just noticed was the "Full and Open Competition" statement. The last was Sole Sourse with a J&A. Maybe this IS something new. Sure. Anybody with a WB-6, a WB-7.1, all prior reports, and all previously discovered testing data, etc, which is all just sitting around taking up spac...
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