Polywell Visions: Transprotation

If polywell fusion is developed, in what ways will the world change for better or worse? Discuss.

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Postby GIThruster » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:16 pm

IIUC, the Poly is really more efficient the larger you make it. If you want a small craft, it might be better to hope for a DPF fusor. Some of the spacecraft studies done have included Lerner's type machine and it seems the right size for your own personal starfighter or light freighter. To build a Millenium Falcon you'd want batteries of them but that seems doable.

There's some good analysis of mass/fractions etc. in Bussard's paper:

http://www.askmar.com/Fusion_files/From ... 0Moons.pdf
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Postby GIThruster » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:53 am

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Postby Stoney3K » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:38 am

Because we can.

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Postby 93143 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:58 am

He didn't. Subtract the CxP cancellation costs and you get a significant cut.

That's not even considering the fact that the proposed increase in 2011 including CxP termination charges was about 1.6%, which is less than the CPI inflation rate, never mind aerospace inflation...

Anything beyond 2011 is hot air. In fact, there have been noises already about large cuts in the out years, and the budget hasn't even been passed yet...


I must say; I'm liking what the numbers are telling me re: those super-high-field iron-based superconductors... SSTA anyone?

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