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by msilenus
Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Seveneves - KSP meets The Martian!
Replies: 8
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Re: Seveneves - KSP meets The Martian!

Thanks. I think I recall that line now that you mention it. However... I think it's still fundamentally the case that they're expending enough energy to invert the sign on the Eye's velocity difference relative to the Ring. The velocity difference has to be enough to move around ~2/3 of the orbit in...
by msilenus
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Seveneves - KSP meets The Martian!
Replies: 8
Views: 6345

Re: Seveneves - KSP meets The Martian!

Hi. Apologies for barging into this debate as a new guy. Hope that's not faux pax around here. I have a burning question that's been bugging me since I finished the book. How the heck does the Eye work? At first I thought that you could do it by having the Ring moving at a slightly different speed f...

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