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Old June 29 2011, 09:13 PM   #31
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Re: The DARPA 100 Year Starship

Thanks, just a couple more Q's. Really interesting stuff, though the engineering is beyond this MBA student.

Would you even be able to use the IEC as a fusion reactor while it's being used as a motor?

Also, regardless of power source, how many kW of power would you need to sustain the thing? I know enough that RF is a decently efficient way to heat things up, but I have no clue what it takes to get plasma temperatures.
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