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Speed limit for atmospheric Ascender

Posted by: Terraformer - Sat May 16, 2009 3:24 pm
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Post Speed limit for atmospheric Ascender   Posted on: Sat May 16, 2009 3:24 pm
How fast could an Airship go that takes off from the ground? Could it reach suborbit, and launch a rocket from there?

Why would it have to start at 40km+? 20km+ is easier to reach. Could wings sustain it at 30km+ if it 'launched' from 20km+? Then it would simply accelerate.


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