Re: Project Orion

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 21:26:53 MDT wrote:

> Have the Engineers, as they so
> often do, found a way to avoid radio activity in a launch from the surface?

Ron, I dont think the problem is so much spewing radioactive materials,
but rather nuclear rockets are not so great for *peak* thrust, which hasta
be huge for a surface launch. Nuclear propulsion is great for specific
thrust, just not peak thrust. So if you have plenty of time to produce
the delta vee, then a nuke rocket is the ticket. spike

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