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Posted by: Terraformer - Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:01 pm
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Author:  Terraformer [ Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Air-augmented rocket airship

Airships tend to have quite large cross sections. If we put a funnel on the front, we could scoop up quite a lot of air. Heat it up with a chemical rocket engine, and we could increase the effective Isp quite a bit.

The problem is, I can't find anything about the drag coefficient of a funnel. I *think* it should be around 0.5...

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