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Nuclear Aurora: The Next Generation of Aerospace Warfare

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    That would be a pretty great name for a longpost I was about to make about nuclear saltwater rockets. However I am too unmotivated to finish it.

    Too long; didn't write: Next gen aerospace warfare will use Lithium Salt Water Rockets (LSWRs). This is one of the few realistic propulsion options with both high thrust and ∆V. It's really good and powerful. It can deliver ICBMs much faster. It can get people to orbit cheaper and faster. It can launch missions inside the solar system on brachistochrone trajectories and turn year long mission flight times into a matter of weeks. It can be used to generate insane energy buildup for kinetic weapons. They will be the only way to breach next generation sensor arrays on carrier fleets. Nice.

    Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
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    this is what literary street shitting looks like.
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    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny this is what literary street shitting looks like.

    Didn't read
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    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    lol looks like it's just a high impulse nuclear reactor

    too dangerous for conventional weapons or civilian flight, might be useful for strategic weapons but modern propellants can already boost to hypersonic speeds, main issue is maintaining maneuverability and being able to detect surroundings/maintain trajectory while surrounded by plasma
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    Hypersonic is too slow and scramjets are too short range.
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    Lithium saltwater rockets are not too dangerous for conventional weapons nor space missions, even Orion drives were tested and passed with flying colours.
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    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    I dunno, I only really looked at a quick overview, do they not carry the same radiation/explosion risks as a regular reactor? remember a few years ago when the Russians fucked up their work on a nuclear cruise missile and wiped the entire facility?
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    Originally posted by Who are you, John Joke (inventor of jokes)? Too long; didn't write: Next gen aerospace warfare will use Lithium Salt Water Rockets (LSWRs).

    missiles are named after their purpose and payload, not their propellent type.
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    Originally posted by Who are you, John Joke (inventor of jokes)? Didn't read

    dal leet
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