Monthly Archives: March 2015

Turbinozzle

Sometimes the ideas I throw out are obscure and hard to communicate, and sometimes they are so blindingly obvious that they have been rehashed many times in the decades past. Since I have no feel for which is which, sometimes … Continue reading

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Small Tetherocket

Some years ago I posted an idea for combining tethers, rockets, and nuclear power to build an engine with very high Isp for orbital transfer operations. 750-850 seconds Isp with LH2/LO2 seemed and still seems possible. I am posting a … Continue reading

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Precursor to Station

The comments on the torus station post made it clear that I had skipped stepsĀ in suggesting a specific station type. One step is the investigation of exactly how many RPMs are acceptable for a working orbital facility. The acceptable RPMs … Continue reading

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