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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:39 am
by Skipjack

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:22 am
by AcesHigh
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 screened psychologically, on 1000 m³ for 6 months. And that, to Mars!

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:30 am
by Giorgio

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:32 pm
by Skipjack

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:34 pm
by Giorgio

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:26 am
by Skipjack

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:20 pm
by Giorgio

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:40 pm
by Skipjack

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:57 pm
by Skipjack
Another thing to consider is that by my most conservative estimate, the total engine mass for the D+He3 Z-Pinch engine would be about 20 tonnes. But probably a lot less.
Most of that is power supplies and support systems. The actual reactor core mass is relatively minor. One could double or triple up the number of reactor cores to increase the pulse frequency that way. They could all share the same support systems and then just cycle. Doing trade studies between these different solutions would probably keep several grad students busy for years ;)

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:05 am
by Skipjack
This seems relevant related news:
Congrats to Professor Uri Shumlak for becoming an APS Fellow!
https://www.aa.washington.edu/news/arti ... ety-fellow

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:43 pm
by Giorgio

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:44 pm
by Giorgio

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:02 pm
by Skipjack

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:31 am
by paperburn1

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:47 am
by Skipjack
Looks like ZAP is hiring, some of the jobs mention their next generation (scientific break even) device:
https://careers.aps.org/jobs/?keywords= ... 0Inc%2E%22