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Can I move Hyperion to Mars with fusion rockets?

I'm working on a SciFi story set roughly in 2100 that takes place both on the moon and Mars. One plot point hinges on terraforming Mars, the biggest stumbling block being its lack of water and ...
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How long would it take to travel from the moon to the asteroid belt/Jupiter with fusion powered space travel?

I am writing a science fiction story that involves fusion powered space travel, but not constant acceleration like in the Expanse. Instead, the manned spacecraft accelerates at the beginning of the ...
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Use local acceleration and angular velocity to calculate rotation matrix

Can I ask if there are any python packages that can fuse local acceleration and angular velocity and get rotation matrix? Thank you!
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What is the most promising fusion technology for rocket propulsion?

Given current fusion technology (barely above q=1 as of the 12/12/22), is a fusion plasma torch rocket engine viable? I'm asking in terms of basic science, not engineering, as I know this would ...
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how does the direct fusion drive generate electric power?

According to its Wikipedia page, about 30% of the power "generated" by the DFD reactor can be used for electrical power. But wouldn't that make it have net positive energy? Since we are ...
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Potential Fusion Drive system calculation issue

I will start off by saying that this is an entirely hypothetical drive system with plenty of handwaving and optimistic physics. My question I think is fairly simple and may just be something that ...
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