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Nifty idea requires $500 million funding, a drop in the bucket compared to current cost to orbit. With excellent presentation video by John Hunter. (Read
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|"13000mph is well below escape velocity..."
(Ithoqua 1/27/2010 10:06:45 AM)
|"true, but it gets you to LEO, which is what this system is designed to do."
( 1/27/2010 10:27:42 AM)
|"How different is the range of the Quicklaucher from the Super Gun of Gerald Vincent Bull (March 9, 1928 - March 22, 1990) was a Canadian engineer who developed long-range artillery. He moved from project to project in his quest to economically launch a satellite using a huge artillery piece, to which end he designed the Project Babylon "supergun" for the Iraqi government. According to Slate, Bull "is commonly understood to have been assassinated by the Mossad", a killing which took place outside his apartment in Brussels, Belgium"
(Henning 2/8/2010 11:40:43 AM)
|"Sorry, redo- Can this concept be used to shoot spent nuclear fuel to the sun? Finally get rid of the really bad stuff!"
(Scotttinkc 2/9/2010 11:37:55 AM)
|"That 13,000 does seem too slow. Maybe the projectile carries a rocket? It's going to need one to circularize the orbit anyway."
( 3/26/2010 6:38:43 AM)
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