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  1. What you've said sounds correct, but rock-vaporizing-separating equipment is heavy and easily broken - two things spacecraft do not want to be. I've heard a similar case for NTRs, and while maybe not any old rock can be used as propellant, I see no reason why water, or CO2, or any fluid you just... find couldn't be used in an electrical engine. Even more so for NTRs.
  2. Once again, we find that the Nazis are vital to the success of a space program.
  3. >>BEGIN UNHELPFUL REPLY<< I'd suppose the best way to start would be to figure out how much energy, and how fast the needle needs to be moving in order to achieve desired impact characteristics. You can use some of the kinematic equations to figure out barrel acceleration. Knowing final speed, length of acceleration, and initial speed (zero), you can solve for acceleration needed. I've never had a chance to study the equations that govern magnet-magnet interaction, but I will say that I think you need a magnetic projectile. But I hope I'm wrong.
  4. I've heard that they've stripped a lot of the functionality out of it, and that basic windows programs will need a monthly subscription in order for you to use them. For instance, I've heard that there will be a 30 second ad between every game of Solitaire, but you can remove it with a 10$ a year fee. Also, that windows 10 will be unable to read DVD's... unless you pay a yearly fee. Of course, these are all from one source, Forbes, so I wait to see more correlating observations. http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/08/05/windows-10-charging/
  5. There a sparse belt of satellites at GEO altitude, but inclined 10-15 degrees. What might be the reason behind that? If anyone else can see it, that is.
  6. You know you would like it. :hailprobe:
  7. What? I.... no! That's not how that works!
  8. Oh, I have a NASA-authored article on this subject! Gimme a minute... *digs through folders* Here ya go! Wait... I think I have a second available too... *digs through folders* Eeeh... I have a .pdf, but I can't find a place that's hosting it freely that I can link into here.
  9. Probe grants approval for construction of a new Airbace on the Mun! http://www.orbiter-forum.com/showthread.php?t=23976
  10. Thank you, sal. It is really good to hear from a Squad team member. I wasn't that a switch to Unity 5 was in the works; that explains the lack of bugfixes.
  11. Okay, thank you all, I see what directions my designs should go now. I should have realized the light was a light; I've been playing for what, two years now?
  12. I concur that Squad should spend more time bugfixing. Maybe they want to add more features before patching bugs in the game? Sort of a "do it all at once" strategy? I don't know. I'd like a member of Squad will come forward and acknowledge the large amount of bugs in the game, and if they intend on fixing them or not, but that probably won't happen. If they tell the community that they have no intention of bugfixing, it would likely upset a lot of the game's fanbase/paying customers. If they do indeed not care to do the bugfixing, it would seem like a poor choice to them to inform the community, because the fans would get upset. And we're experiencing silence over the issue right now. Take it as you will.
  13. Good thing my university pays for access to arc.aiaa.
  14. Ahh, I see, these are good ideas. Red Iron Crown, what is that prograde-pointing nozzle for? How much Dv does a full tug have by itself? With a 20t payload?
  15. You doing okay, SmashBrown? Have an internet hug.
  16. What if there were a couple nodes on the tech tree that unlocked no new parts, but reduced cost of all parts by 5 or 10 percent. Or maybe reduce mass by 10%, or boost Isp by 10%. (10% may be a bit much, but you get the idea.)
  17. With the new changes to the nuclear engine, I seem to be unable to pull off any of my old feats with it. (Duna SST-Kerbin). I've realized that the nuke should be used as an interplanetary tug, that just pushes a chemical lander back and forth. What designs has everyone else put into action for their reusable nuclear tugs?
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