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(Twitter)   Hobbits of Rocket Lab near deal to gobble up competitor that leave them so flush with cash that they can develop a not-so-Hobbit-sized Neutron rocket   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-02-28 11:33:25 PM  
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2021-03-01 4:09:41 AM  
Aw, Neutron's the brand name, not the propellant. I guess it's probably best not to develop a nuclear bomb rocket given the timeline.
 
2021-03-01 5:08:08 AM  
Neutrons are non-charged particles, so not a source of power... and a rocket MADE of neutrons would be as heavy as a mountain range, and would never get off the ground..
 
2021-03-01 8:08:55 AM  
I bet one happy design team will be doing this:

The Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance
Youtube i-jdhorGtQI
 
2021-03-01 11:59:46 AM  

Alphax: Neutrons are non-charged particles, so not a source of power... and a rocket MADE of neutrons would be as heavy as a mountain range, and would never get off the ground..


Correct. They wouldn't be the propellant, per se, but they would play a part.

Pulsed Nuclear Thermal Rocket

Because this neutron energy is directly transported from the fuel into the propellant as kinetic energy, unlike the energy from fission fragments which is transported as heat from the fuel into the propellant, it is not constrained by the second law of thermodynamics, meaning that there is no impediment to transport this energy from the fuel to the propellant even if the fuel is colder than the propellant. In other words, it is possible to make the propellant hotter than the fuel, which is otherwise the very limit of specific impulse in classic NTRs.
 
2021-03-01 12:59:37 PM  
A SPAC is not a competitor, subby.  It's a shell company that goes public while it's still an empty shell, then merges with a company that doesn't want the bother of doing an IPO while operating as a real company.

Also good to see that Beck is a man of his word, and that hats blend.
 
2021-03-01 2:15:04 PM  

Professor Science: A SPAC is not a competitor, subby.  It's a shell company that goes public while it's still an empty shell, then merges with a company that doesn't want the bother of doing an IPO while operating as a real company.

Also good to see that Beck is a man of his word, and that hats blend.


No, SPAC is where I saw Guns N' Roses.

https://spac.org/
 
2021-03-01 4:01:20 PM  
Gotta be very careful with neutron rockets. If you screw up the programming and it activates before it clears orbit, you're in for a world of hurt.

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/questionably obscure?
 
2021-03-01 4:22:36 PM  

isamudyson: I bet one happy design team will be doing this:

[YouTube video: The Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance]


I JUST got this out of my head for the first time in WEEKS after another re-watch of Stranger Things 3.
Damn.
You.
To.
HELL.

/at least it's a GOOD earworm...
 
2021-03-01 9:17:57 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Aw, Neutron's the brand name, not the propellant. I guess it's probably best not to develop a nuclear bomb rocket given the timeline.


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And he can eat prodigious amounts of ice cream.

Perhaps when the deal is made, he'll use the money to buy a spoon.
 
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