Oct 1, 2012
Posted by Benjamin T. Solomon in categories: education, engineering, physics, policy, space
Previous Post in this Debunking Series.
Why is it necessary to debunk bad or unrealistic technologies? If don’t we live in a dream world idealized by theoretical engineering that has no hope of ever becoming financially feasible. What a waste of money, human resources and talent. I’d rather we know now upfront and channel our energies to finding feasible engineering and financial solutions. Wouldn’t you?
We did the math required to figure out the cost of antimatter fuel one would require just to reach 0.1c and then cost at that velocity, never mind about reaching Alpha Centauri.
|Table 2:||Antimatter Rocket Fuel Costs to Alpha Centuariat 0.1c (in metric tons)|
|Source of Estimates||Amount of Antimatter Required||Maximum Velocity||