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space colonies by
Currently as a bit of a space fantic I have spent a great deal of time reseaching space colony technoloies and ideas. As well the technologies to get us there....
February 28th 06 11:41 PM
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static electricity/MER-A breakdown by
is it possible that in the low pressure/dry mars environment that static electricity discharges due to dust friction is causing the failures ?
January 24th 04 10:18 PM
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An UltraLight plane on Mars? by A Canuck
If one was to be asked to design an UltraLight that would be able to fly on Mars, what would have to change? Would the wingspan have to change...
November 10th 03 11:07 PM
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shaped charges for launch by A.W.R.
Shaped charges using normal explosive via explosions perpendicular not behind path of travel "fingers on watermellon seed" squirt a molten bunch of formerly...
September 4th 05 07:14 PM
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self-patching walls for micro-meteors by A.W.R.
If one wanted to have a wall between vacuum and .15 Oxygen atm (or 1 atm air if you wish), what material will after a micro-meteor passes through patch...
August 4th 05 08:45 PM
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In-flight comet mining for water and fuel by Abdul Ahad
Dear All, I would like some advice and comments please on the feasibility to mine comets in-flight on a hypothetical futuristic spaceflight mission towards...
September 13th 04 07:15 AM
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A first blueprint for interstellar travel by Abdul Ahad
I was toying with this idea for a *possible* futuristic voyage to Alpha Centauri, with a big emphasis on water and life support resource mining from comets and...
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October 23rd 04 07:21 PM
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Interstellar Missions by Abdul Ahad
When Pioneer 10 eventually passes Aldebaran - projected to be in around 2 million years time (!), do we know how "close" the flyby is likely to be...not that...
July 16th 03 03:46 AM
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Solar system escape velocities using gravity assist maneouvres by Abdul Ahad
I just have a couple of dynamical questions that I'm pondering over:- If we wanted to maximise the delta-V increments from each successive gravity assist...
April 3rd 04 09:30 PM
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Solar Panels - lightweight by Abdul Ahad
Can someone recommend me a source where I can buy thin, light-weight solar panels in various sizes? The vast majority of 'consumer' solar battery chargers and...
October 15th 03 11:00 AM
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Low Earth orbit to Moon trajectory dynamics by Abdul Ahad
I have a few dynamical questions, that I was hoping to get some "top line" answers to:- Suppose I want to propel a (hypothetical) 300-kg mass orbiter...
November 27th 03 03:15 AM
by Vincent Cate Go to last post
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Space channels on UK satellite TV by Abdul Ahad
Hi, Can someone recommend me a UK satellite TV station/channel equivalent to NASA TV which broadcasts space updates in real time? Is there an *exclusive*...
November 20th 03 12:45 PM
by Doug Ellison Go to last post
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Beagle 2 landing sequence - how? by Abdul Ahad
With Beagle 2 separation from Mars Express and entry, descent & landing at Isidis Planitia just 2 weeks away... I just have a couple of technical questions for...
December 10th 03 11:55 AM
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Robot Races by Abrigon Gusiq
What are the current status of robot races? Saw on the TV the one in what Nevada/Arizona, to have a unmanned ground vehicle, go some 150 miles unassisted? They...
April 8th 04 12:24 AM
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Anyone else seen this? Amateur rocket fired into space by Abrigon Gusiq
A Yank getting more news/press in the UK than in the US. Sad. Makes ya wonder about our news media. Mike Alaska Frank Scrooby wrote:
May 29th 04 05:56 AM
by Derek Lyons Go to last post
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NASA May Face Shuttle Worker Shortage, Report Says by Abrigon Gusiq
Any chance they will build a new shuttle? Enterprise, can it be made operational versus a test bed? Mike Don Corleone wrote: NASA May Face Shuttle...
May 28th 04 09:41 PM
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Shuttle where are we going ? by Abrigon Gusiq
Have we lost the will and vision of the space program of the beginning of the 1960s. Or what? Mike Alaska
May 15th 04 09:00 PM
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Pulse Detonation Engine, first stage or .. by Abrigon Gusiq
http://www.pr.afrl.af.mil/divisions/prt/pde/index.html Check it out, and anyone have any ways to use it as part of a Shuttle replacement or as part of a...
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May 6th 04 04:35 PM
by Mike Miller Go to last post
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President's Commission on Moon, Mars and Beyond by Abrigon Gusiq
http://www.moontomars.org/ Check it out and see.. So far it is skimpy, but it looks okay. Need latest versions of IE or Netscape/Mozilla. Netscape 4 just does...
February 19th 04 03:31 PM
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NASA Urged to Reconsider Hubble Decision by Abrigon Gusiq
Possible to do what I suggest below? Forgot to add Tech to this.. Mike Abrigon Gusiq wrote: Can you say Spray Foam? But first you do the normal, wrap in...
March 31st 04 01:25 PM
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