[LMB] Light-flyers and groundcars
proto at panix.com
Sat Apr 8 20:11:03 BST 2017
> On Apr 8, 2017, at 2:55 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> One reason our probe took so long to get to Pluto was because it _didn't_
> have propulsion; it was unpropelled and moved along on inertia and the
> impetus from gravity wells. Heinlein discussed (in _Expanded Universe_)
> just how much faster it would be to have real propulsion for interplanetary
Well sure, but the cost of what you want would be fantastic. The plans even for
manned Mars missions coast most of the way. Ion drive is a possibility, but as
of now and for the foreseeable future limited to a micro fraction of a g.
Wurst they are planning to use minimal energy orbital transfers.
What you want is in the miracle tech range.
Sufficient to the weevil is the day thereof.
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