|MadSci Network: Physics|
Iam hard sci-fi writer, and I am interested in interstellar travels. Ive read a lot about spacecraft propulsion, especially nuclear pulse engines, such as Project Orion, Medusa, MagOrion and Mini MagOrion. But I still dont know how fast could actually travel - some write about 1% c, some even 10%, so its quite unclear. The same is true about some other concepts, such as VISTA, ICAN, VASIMR etc. I need to know whether some of these are able to reach sufficient speed (I mean for generation or sleeper ships, speed 1-15% c.) How much propellant would be needed? Ive asked this question before, but you told me, that there already was an answer on your site. Well, it wasnt there, so I send it to you once again. Thank you for your patience.
Re: Is it possible to build a nuclear starship?
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