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Old 12-02-2020, 05:31 PM   #23
Anthony
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Berkeley, CA
Default Re: [Spaceships] Magnetic Shielding above TL8

The problem with a magsail for an interstellar probe is that it's actually a really really good brake. Which is nice for slowing down at your destination, but not helpful for the trip (thrust is not constant, it varies with the density of the medium and your speed relative to it).
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