A Flying Construction Platform

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This is a proposal of a construction platform based on Orion technology. It shall be based on the moon, where it is serviced and maintenanced, and shall be used primary at building sites in lunar orbit. It’s technology traces back to the Orion project. Orion was a space ship that was developed theoretically and with smaller prototypes in the 50th and 60th. It had a nuclear pulse engine. This means it provided huge energy and therefore – first – a high specific impulse, and – second – as well a very high thrust. The Orion nuclear engine is the only known propulsion principle, that can offer both at the same time. This is because of the immense nuclear power of atomic bombs. [If you are interested in that topic also have a look on my newer and much more detailed article Flying Platforms with Nuclear Pulse Propulsion]

The Orion space ship, Fig [1]

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Transporting Heavy Duty to the Moon

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I have published a proposal for building powerplants on the Moon. This plants would solve mankinds energy problem, and could provide the cheapest energy ever, cheaper than waterpower. They base on a radical approach to make the well proven technology of thermonuclear bombs available for engergy production. In stone caves, deep beneath the lunar surface they produce huge amounts of hot steam that powers turbines and generators on the surface of the moon which send their electric energy by means of microwave beams to relais sattelites in earth orbit which distribute the energy to receiving stations near cities on earth. At this time I’m 80 percent sure that the plants will work. For most technical problems I could find a practical solution, sometimes even alternatives. But there are still three technical problems to solve, that could endager a realization. From a physical point of view the plants will surely work. If You are interested in this subject You can read about the Nomad Fusion Reactor here [1].

One of the three technical problems that are still open is to find a way to bring the materials for each plant to the Moon for about less than $10 billion dollars. That seems to be a lot for raw transportation cost, at the first view. But it is not so much money, if we have to carry turbine parts of up to 200 tons to the lunar surface. And not only one. Many of them! I will show a way to solve this huge technical problem in this article.

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The Nomad Fusion Reactor

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A Revised Version of the Thermonuclear Fusion Steam Machine

This article presents the proposal for new fusion power plants made exclusive of existing technology, how they work and how they are built in detail and that they work. The latter is proven by means of basically thermodynamic considerations. Also, the text proves the safety and ecologic cleanness of the plants. It shows in detail how to build them economically, of course by apparently unusual and violent means, and it takes some getting used to. The electric energy they deliver on Earth will be cheaper than any form of electric energy before, although they are built on the Moon. In this case it is because they are built on the Moon. Fusion energy is available.

Fusion Energy is available for about 60 years now since the first thermonuclear bomb was ignited on Nov 1, 1952. But where are the power plants? And which size will they have? Notice the little man standing in front of ITER. Where’s the steam turbine and the electric power generator in the drawing of DEMO? Fig: [2]

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The Four Stroke Thermonuclear Motor

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– proposal for a fusion energy plant of GW size buildable at present: a fusion bomb steam machine

[This is the older and original version of the thermonuclear fusion steam machine. The article describes in detail, how I got the idea, and why I was sure, that it could work. But there was still a thermodynamic trap in the approach, and after some years the plant would have suffered the heat death. I did a change in the geometry and size to avoid this problem. Please refer to the newest version: „The Nomad Fusion Reactor“]

Scientists all over the world, experts for Nuclear Physics and Plasma Physics, are working today on Billion Dollars expensive experimental devices [1][2][3][3a] to make Fusion Energy available to mankind. They are developing their giant plants for about 40 years [3] now, but they are not much further (in producing energy) than hobbyists that are building small electrodynamic fusion energy devices in their cellars for a few thousand dollars [4]. Both, the big and the small devices, turn out a nuclear fusion reaction, and both have the same problem: they don’t produce energy. Of course there is energy from the fusion reaction, but in both cases it is much less than the fusion reactor consumes itself. So the scientific reports periodically released are very depressive to read. There is also an illustrious scientific work, a dissertation, that circulates for 17 years, which calculates, that both kinds – the big and the small – of continuous fusion reactors will never work, both because of the same reasons [5].

Fusion Energy is available for about 60 years now since the first thermonuclear bomb was ignited on Nov 1, 1952. But where are the power plants? And which size will they have? Notice the little man standing in front of ITER. Where’s the steam turbine and the electric power generator in the drawing of DEMO? Fig: [5a]

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