SpaceX News

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choff
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Had a speculative wild@$$ thought today, probably can't start a POPS cycle in a Polywell, how about small bubble cavitation in the plasma center using microwaves?
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choff wrote:Had a speculative wild@$$ thought today, probably can't start a POPS cycle in a Polywell, how about small bubble cavitation in the plasma center using microwaves?
If you are referring to the Acoustic Cavitation effect (Sonofusion) of ORNL fame of early 2000, no one was able to ever replicate its results and the whole research was in the end invalidated.

If you are referring to Sonoluminescence, the effect has been determined to be due to thermal or electrical ionization of noble gases during the collapse of the bubble. There is quite a lot of literature available about it.

Neither of the 2 unfortunately can be of any help to facilitate a fusion process.
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choff
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Dang!
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choff wrote:Dang!
I know right... If it was not for physics and law enforcement I would be unstoppable :D
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It has been awhile, but they just landed their 47th booster (this makes two in row at sea)!

https://www.space.com/spacex-falcon-9-j ... ccess.html

They are also forecasting more satellites being launched in the next decade than all the years up to now. And SpaceX will be the operator of the largest satellite constellation in just a few months and if launch schedules remain even remotely as scheduled, for the next many years!
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47th booster landing, and the third landing of that particular booster (B1056).

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