Spacescifi Posted August 6, 2021 Share Posted August 6, 2021 Question: Do you think it is or ever will be possible for mankind to create metastable metallic hydrogen? What do you think it would take to do it? I honestly do not think only pressure is the answer, since once it is released... I don't think the hydrogen will stay compacted. I presume some kind of binding agent would be required. And if that means a type of EM field it would likely be expensive and require a lot of radiators. It would be better if we could bind it with a matter agent that made it metastable or at least lowered the amount of EM field power required to keep it metastable. What do you think? Project Orion Is Not As Good As I Thought: 1. Rockets are cheaper and easier to make. 2. Orion is what you use if you have NO better way. 3. Orion is too dangerous. 4. If the pusher plate misfires too soon you can break the pistons. 5. So heavy that RCS will make turning an issue over time. 6. Has enough bomb power to wipe a country off the map. Why rockets are better: 1. Safer. 2. Cheaper. 3. If you wish to combine even FTL jump or warp, rockets, even todays, will work so long you bring rocket tanker ships for ressupply. Tankers ARE your delta V. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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