Normal rockets would not work in a pressurized tube, but could a stage be made for the diagonal launch tube to save fuel and weight? Can the bottom stage be nuclear powered?

Unlike the piston launch that is only designed to lift a rocket out of the ground, this would be diagonal, ride on a rail and have a compression plate on the first stage.

  • $\begingroup$ What is a diagonal launch tube? $\endgroup$ – Uwe Oct 10 '18 at 14:07
  • $\begingroup$ @Uwe I don't know but hope to be alive when its working. $\endgroup$ – Muze Oct 10 '18 at 15:10

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