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by ladajo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 331
Views: 59417

Re: EMC2 news

This also remains a possibility.
by ladajo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 331
Views: 59417

Re: EMC2 news

That would be helpful. It may not be necessary, however it would be helpful as it could provide some maneuver space.
by ladajo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 331
Views: 59417

Re: EMC2 news

No, none of those ideas.
The project has learned a lot, and needs a stable path forward.
A path is being worked out. That is what is complicated.
by ladajo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2103
Views: 243542

Re: SpaceX News

That sounds right. I wasn't sure, and recalled that is was a number 10 or less.
Thanks!
by ladajo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 331
Views: 59417

Re: EMC2 news

Hi Joe, it is complicated. Jaeyoung is asking to keep things close hold while they are sorted out.
by ladajo
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2103
Views: 243542

Re: SpaceX News

Well, being fair, it was a punted launch that ended up in the wee hours. I did watch the replay this morning. Very pretty night launch. Somewhere out there are some unhappy fish from the 1st Stage disposal. Next up is a block V I think. I believe NASA wants SpaceX to launch 10 of them prior to autho...
by ladajo
Wed May 30, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: News
Topic: The list of duds
Replies: 17
Views: 1540

Re: The list of duds

Yes, I agree that for the home commercial market, there is currently limited, if any, application. Key word, currently. I have not been able to find a spin curve for the magnetic bearing models. However, given a 97% at 2 hours, it would imply that it is going to be rolling with recoverable energy fo...
by ladajo
Tue May 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The list of duds
Replies: 17
Views: 1540

Re: The list of duds

Yes, there, as with many concept technologies, was the early pipe dreaming. I do think the current state of affairs with composite flywheels, vacuum containment, and magnetic bearings, with thought towards high temp superconductor bearings, has flywheels in a competitive position for temp storage. T...
by ladajo
Tue May 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The list of duds
Replies: 17
Views: 1540

Re: The list of duds

Can you unpack what you mean with "short term" beyond "5 seconds". Also, "high capacity storage"?
by ladajo
Tue May 29, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The list of duds
Replies: 17
Views: 1540

Re: The list of duds

Why do you think Flywheels are dead? As I understand, the commercial application base is growing, and the hard science is over.
by ladajo
Wed May 23, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2103
Views: 243542

Re: SpaceX News

It is an interesting question, and seems to lay on a foundation of how often will BFR push, and can it support mixed missions? Ie. LEO/HEO/GEO deliveries in addition to Moon/Lagrange/Mars/Belt servicing. There is enough work, in my opinion, that payload stacking would be sufficient to enable less la...
by ladajo
Wed May 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 88
Views: 17650

Re: Tokamak Energy news

ITER's main principle for future viability is hope. They hope that once a functioning break even plant is operating, they will learn, and others will learn in other fields, and be able to develop something closer to cost effective/economically viable. This argument is based on pointing a finger to p...
by ladajo
Wed May 23, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2103
Views: 243542

Re: SpaceX News

BFR will carry multiple payloads, and it's the mass cost that's important, not just the cost of the rocket. This is a key point. The true metric is in cost per lb to orbit. The other main point is that they serve TWO DIFFERENT mission sets. While BFR can service the Falcon 9 mission set, Falcon 9 w...
by ladajo
Thu May 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: News
Topic: Divertor Tokamak Test facility (DTT)
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Divertor Tokamak Test facility (DTT)

Oh joy, another ITER money pit.
by ladajo
Mon May 14, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Go Navy!
Replies: 322
Views: 35636

Re: Go Navy!

Officials of the Navy said, several aspects of the new carrier are different from those on the Liaoning. For example, the new ship’s island is shorter and the landing section is longer. I would say they are trying to maximize takeoff weight by giving a little more run out as well. Also, the smaller...

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