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Old January 22 2009, 10:19 AM   #31
GodThingFormerly
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Re: Launching the Phoenix

Gep Malakai wrote: View Post
The inertial dampeners reduce the mass of the propellant being expelled from the impulse engines...
Sez who? I always assumed they functioned by inducing a gravitational potential in the direction of spacecraft acceleration.

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