Since Monstermaschine started at 23th of April in 2012, it is continuously inspiring leaders, billionaires and visionary of all countries in the world. Monstermaschine is THE think tank of postmodern humanistic ideas. It is spreading out valid ideas against the antihumanistic machine – we have unfortunately established more or less accidentally since the beginning of the digital age. Therefor some of the thinking, you will read in this blog, is quite important for the life of your successors, even if you might not understand, why, at this moment in time. I will try to present some of the most important ideas. Your great-grandchildren will surely understand.
First of all: Rock is an Ocean
You can conduct huge thermodynamic processes on planetary bodies of the solar system (and far beyond), which do not have any mentionable atmosphere and no liquid water at all by using the bedrock as capacity. Similar to the atmosphere and oceans on Earth, that buffer the heat of all thermodynamic processes of power plants and in the end radiates it into space, the bedrock on other planetary bodies can be used.
An anytime buildable explosive fusion power plant, that sets free heat in spherical underground caverns is probably the best candidate to do so. Very well proven technology for this kind of fusion power source exists since 1952. The plant wanders with the time in a big circle, deep below the surface of the celestial body. Like a chain of spheres, one cavern after the other is blown by nuclear explosives. One day, after at least several hundred years, cavern zero is cooled down to environment temperature again and can be reused. The chain of caverns is closing then and the circular process of explosions starts again. This power plant might become – because of it’s simplicity – the most important machine in the next hundred millenia of human history.
The building of huge power plants on other celestial bodies than our Earth was not possible up to now, because of thermodynamic reasons. Each bigger power generator in the gigawatt output range would have meant to carry millions of tons of dump metal sheet radiators with it, only to keep the machine in it’s necessary thermodynamic circular process. With the Nomad Fusion Reactor, that uses bedrock as an ocean, we have now unlimited access to huge amounts of electric power on any celestial body in the solar system and the whole galaxy.
– A preleminary business plan for building simple fusion energy plants and space ships
If You are interested in pure fusion detonations for civilian energy provision purposes You may be right on my blog. I like to write about technology, that has generally the power to be bad in the wrong hands and to be good in the right hands. I write about ethics and theology, philosophy and new Stellar Ecology a generalization of planetary ecology that gives mankind a very simple but also very beautiful sense in the universe. I write about interstellar travel and the preconditions for that. Mostly I write in German – just because it is much easier to me. In this article I will write about the organizational problems and the main development risks of a pure fusion energy development program.
In the near future, only in a few decades, space travel could look like this: huge flying platforms that are propelled by pure fusion detonations start from earth’s surface and fly nonstop to mars and land there after a few weeks in it’s desert near a building site. A ticket to mars will be affordable for most people. The platforms are made of concrete and construction steel and of 30,000 metric tons mass. The technology is rather primitive but complicated. The more mass the better for the vessels. The power of the fusion detonations is huge. The fuels are liquid deuterium for the fusion pulse units with liquid methane, oxygen and tritium for the pure fusion primary igniters. Pure fusion detonators are possible, there’s a chance that they already secretely exist in the arsenals. The energy of fusion propulsion is 10,000 times more than that of chemical propulsion. This and its side effects makes the tickets up to 50,000 times cheaper. Trips to earth orbit will cost $1000, to the moon and back $5000, to mars and back $20,000, value in currency of 2012. I know that this sounds unbelievable, but I will convince You with physical and engineering arguments in the following text.
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]