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#16    Chooky88

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Wouldn't they just inject oxygen or an oxy rich fuel? Kind of like switching your car to gas


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

Doesn't matter, the boys from Warehouse 13 are going  to be coming around pretty soon to take this technology into custody.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:51 AM

nice!!!
im too slow in engines but its nice to read that they will cool down the engine without clogging it.. nice!!


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:26 AM

Now all you'd have to do is figure out the whole light-speed, hyperspace, slip-space, and warp-speed thing.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:15 AM

LoL -M7 ! Light speed and FTL  speeds are almost like the wet dream in all like minded tech-geeks ! THe Saber engine is only a slight step in the need for Speed !
We will indeed need a quantum Leap to get any where near 1/2 the speed of light ! Until then Keep Looking Up ! :tsu:

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:15 PM

View PostDONTEATUS, on 09 December 2012 - 04:15 AM, said:

THe Saber engine is only a slight step in the need for Speed !

The Sabre engine isn't a step at all in the need for speed. It is a fairly large step in the direction of cheap and easy access to low Earth orbit. If it works it will open up LEO in the way that the Shuttle was supposed to do.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:56 AM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 09 December 2012 - 11:15 PM, said:

The Sabre engine isn't a step at all in the need for speed. It is a fairly large step in the direction of cheap and easy access to low Earth orbit. If it works it will open up LEO in the way that the Shuttle was supposed to do.
You call it what you See it Waspie ! ITs a step in the right direction !

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

When will these people learn how to fly...... into deep space, the way it should?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

View PostDBunker, on 02 January 2013 - 10:45 PM, said:

When will these people learn how to fly...... into deep space, the way it should?

I'm not sure what you are getting at here, your post doesn't seem to make much sense, given the context of this thread. What do you mean "how it should?"

To repeat a point though, these engines are not for deep space, they are fore getting into orbit more cheaply and efficiently than any current rocket engine. They are air breathing, which means they are not suitable for deep space.

However any vehicle which is going to travel in deep space is going to need to get into orbit first.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:02 AM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 02 January 2013 - 11:18 PM, said:

However any vehicle which is going to travel in deep space is going to need to get into orbit first.

That made me think of building vehicles in orbit, and... that would require something like a Beanstalk. I thought there were plans to build one, but I've not seen anything about it in a long time.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:10 AM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 02 January 2013 - 11:18 PM, said:

I'm not sure what you are getting at here, your post doesn't seem to make much sense, given the context of this thread. What do you mean "how it should?"

To repeat a point though, these engines are not for deep space, they are fore getting into orbit more cheaply and efficiently than any current rocket engine. They are air breathing, which means they are not suitable for deep space.

However any vehicle which is going to travel in deep space is going to need to get into orbit first.

I just wish that we could speed things up a little bit.

I wish I could be born (again) in like 500 years, just to see if we have invented something that would help getting our butts out there among the stars.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

Me Too DB ! I`ll call your 500 & raise it to 1,200 yrs ! Maybe by then we will be able to get on the internet and surf like It was intended to ! A thousand times faster than Light ! Ten we will Look back at the engines that can go warp speeds !
For once we can leave our solar system with ease. Well as easy as FTL travel can be ,afterall one must not fly through a planet of star you know ! It ruins your day ! :alien: :no: :tu:

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