SpaceMouse's (less fantasy) Enterprise
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 18:05
SpaaaaaaceMouse wrote:Source of the post I'm probably looking at a 25-50GW reactor of some kind, primarily since it's enough to power a warp drive.
When you are talking about levels of energy this high and assuming you can control them effectively and use it, then I don't see a problem with electric propulsion.
SpaaaaaaceMouse wrote:Source of the post Alternatively, despite substantially lower thrust i was thinking of possibly a VASIMR system since it can be fueled with virtually anything that could be collected in-situ, perhaps from a gas giant.
It may be possible to fudge those numbers a bit in favor of better thrust, so don't let it limit your imagination.
SpaaaaaaceMouse wrote:Source of the post I was going to take inspiration from a BBC sci-fi docudrama thing I watched a while back that used a similar system, for a trip around our solar system. I can't remember the name offhand. Last time i looked for pics of a artificial magnetic field generator i had less than great luck. That's similar to what i remember though.
Is that the one where they let someone's body out into the rings of Saturn?