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=/\= Centauri Dreams - or a workable fusion starship project!
« on: February 01, 2009, 12:40:17 pm »
mentioned here!
http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/02/01/142239

actual link with article
http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=5691

pdf
http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/0812/0812.0397v1.pdf


excerpt:

In the market for a mammoth starship? Recently released work by Friedwardt Winterberg, discussed here by Adam Crowl, points to fast interplanetary travel and implies possibilities in the interstellar realm that are innovative and ingenious. Adam notes in an e-mail that Winterberg’s drive has certain similarities to MagOrion, a system that in its earliest iteration combined a magnetic sail with small yield nuclear fission devices. Dana Andrews and Robert Zubrin first published that concept in 1997 and it has been evolving in the years since, but Winterberg’s work takes the idea into the realm of what may be a truly workable fusion design.

good read i thought
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