Posted: Aug 11, 2017 12:12 am
by lucek
Ok so did the math out the quoted force in the book and the distance between the 2 stars being what they and the density of the interstellar medium then the arrangement would require a ramscoop 126 kilometers on a side. even at a piss pore efficiency that is feasible. Hell thinking about it that would be doable with fusion ion drives and a big enough ramscoop no new physics required. would still take a lifetime of acceleration and without space side autofactories the entire world basically would work on building something like that for many years probably another lifetime or 2.