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Bussard Pulse Jet?
I'm not entirely sure I'm understanding this correctly, so I could be off base here but...

Given that a ramjet is intended to pretty quickly start moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light, isn't it going to rapidly reach a point where no interstellar H2 is moving with low velocity relative to the ship since the ship is moving at a much higher velocity than any drifting interstellar H2 is going to be able to manage?

On a different note - Your final observation comes close to the principle beyond beamed matter propulsion systems, I think.

My initial 2c worth,


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Bussard Pulse Jet? - by Bear - 07-16-2022, 04:00 AM
RE: Bussard Pulse Jet? - by Drashner1 - 07-16-2022, 12:32 PM

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