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by Skipjack
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2195
Views: 305251

Re: SpaceX News

As pieces of ice can been seen falling off the stage over all the time and several times during the same video, Occam's razor says that it is just more of the same. And again, there is no orbital debris at this altitude. Plus any orbital debris would be zipping past the stage so quickly, you would n...
by Skipjack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2195
Views: 305251

Re: SpaceX News

S1 MECO is at T= +2:40. I am speaking about the object at T=+6:02. Also at that moment the S1 is no where near stable orbital altitude, but that object does look quite big and it doesn't really look like a piece of ice. IIRC, the 1st stage would peak in altitude somewhere below 120 km. Unlikely to ...
by Skipjack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2195
Views: 305251

Re: SpaceX News

S1 MECO is no where near orbital altitude and velocity. This was most likely just ice that fell off.
by Skipjack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 819
Views: 209157

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Still working on the Beryllium related upgrades to their test device:
https://lppfusion.com/assembly-begins-f ... periments/

Also, two more groups in Poland working on PB11 tests with their DPF devices:
https://lppfusion.com/plasma-focus-rese ... in-warsaw/
by Skipjack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ANS Winter Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 74

ANS Winter Meeting

Quite a few fusion companies and projects have been at this years ANS Winter Meeting. Among others, David Kirtley from Helion, Uri Shumlak from Zap/UW and Michael Laberge from General Fusion, Dennis Whyte from CFS and many were presenting their latest results and papers. Did anyone here make it ther...
by Skipjack
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Fusion Industry Association
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: The Fusion Industry Association

There are also a few new "faces" among those companies listed.
by Skipjack
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 25
Views: 14368

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

daveklingler wrote:Thanks! Now to figure out how to get this month's paper so I can read it. The stated numbers are astounding.

If you do find out, let me know. I want to read it too!
by Skipjack
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 203
Views: 66849

Re: More Helion Energy news....

David Kirtley of Helion Energy presented some of their latest research at the APS meeting on Monday November the 5th:
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP18/Session/BM9.5
by Skipjack
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 25
Views: 14368

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP18/Session/BM9.4 http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP18/Session/CP11.156 http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP18/Session/CP11.157 http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP18/Session/CP11.158 http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP18/Session/CP11.159 http://meetings.aps.org/Meet...
by Skipjack
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 25
Views: 14368

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Well now. The space propulsion paper with the exhaust velocities of 1 x 10^7 have just up and disappeared. Another paper has appeared in its place. Strange indeed! Looks like some of the slots were replaced with the Staged Z- Pinch. Might just be a scheduling thing. There is an older (2006) paper o...
by Skipjack
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 25
Views: 14368

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

That's the "staged Z- Pinch", not the "Sheared Flow Stabilized Z- Pinch", big difference there. Never had that high of an opinion of the former. The latter however... I had a really good conversation with Uri Shumlak a few months ago and it looks to the layman me like this has a ...
by Skipjack
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merkel is a traitor
Replies: 23
Views: 1383

Re: Merkel is a traitor

In order to give some context to what I said about US foreign politics regarding Germany and Russia earlier, I highly recommend watching George Friedman's keynote speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the most important US foreign policy think tank. I think that he is spot on for the most...
by Skipjack
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merkel is a traitor
Replies: 23
Views: 1383

Re: Merkel is a traitor

I asked because if one is a citizen (of the US) then one is reasonably expected to have ones loyalties aligned with your own country; you may care about the world outside it of course. If you thought Austria (Europe) was such a socialist paradise why did you move here? You sound a bit like Californ...
by Skipjack
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merkel is a traitor
Replies: 23
Views: 1383

Re: Merkel is a traitor

"Piss off" Trump enough and you may see; a full scale trade war between the US and Germany that the US would likely win. Maybe, maybe not. Depends on whether Germany partners with other nations like Russia or China, I guess. Perhaps the US had a significant hand in Germany immigration pol...
by Skipjack
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merkel is a traitor
Replies: 23
Views: 1383

Re: Merkel is a traitor

"The U.S. military won't buy weapons from other countries and freezes other countries weapons out of the market" Not true. The U.S. military has and does buy foreign systems, as well as partner regularly in multi-national development and sales engagements. The real crime is that the U.S. ...

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