Re: Project Orion Reborn.

Posted by
Wayne Smith on Feb 12, 2004 at 16:47

Re: Project Orion Reborn. (Wayne Smith.)

Reaching an Orion with a standard orbital vehicle is easy. Orions can carry their own shuttles so one could be sent from deep space full of fuel to meet the earth sent vehicle in orbit. There it gives them half its fuel and they both proceed to the Orion. Alternatively the passengers could change vehicles and travel on in the Orion shuttle. When fuel supplies run low they can be replenished at a dead comet. These are full of volatiles such as oxygen and hydrogen. Even aircraft can manage inflight refueling. Matching shuttles to the ISS is a routine operation so it can't be argued that this is too difficult an operation. Was there anything else I missed?

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