Re: Solutions to the Zero-G problem

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri Oct 27 2000 - 11:35:27 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Michael S. Lorrey writes:
> > It is an idea that has been considered, however the problems of maintaining
> > rotating and non-rotating sections of a ship or space station adds to complexity
> The only nonrotating section you need on a Mars mission is the antenna
> array, not even that, if the whole axis is aligned.
> A truss-connected dumbbell would do.

Not so. You also need your maneuvering thrusters non-rotating, else you get
precessional distortions and you waste fuel.

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