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Old December 12 2012, 10:06 PM   #5
KamenRiderBlade
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Re: Bussard Collectors could actually be useful at warp speed?

Ronald Held wrote: View Post
In the our universe, said collectors have a drag that limit speeds to sublight. I suspect that would happen under warp drive.
http://helios.gsfc.nasa.gov/qa_sp_ms.html#friction

Yes there is friction in space, but the amount is so miniscule that you wouldn't really notice it.

I think what limit's a vessel is the "Theory of Special Relativity" not drag from the Bussard collectors.

According to Star Trek rules / logic, you cannot break the Speed of Light barrier without warp drive.

No matter how good your impulse engine is, you cannot go FTL without activating warp engines.
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