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Old January 21 2009, 05:51 AM   #10
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Re: Launching the Phoenix

Sisko_is_my_captain wrote: View Post
Yes, but when the thruster exhaust exited the inertially damped zone, it would revert to its standard mass and push the craft.
But the net kinetic energy of the exhaust gasses - which provide the actual thrust - would have to remain constant in both zones, otherwise you would be violating the law of conservation of energy.

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