Message posted by gordy on November 01, 2015 at 21:04:57 PST:
So you are obviously not an engineer. But your opinion is appreciated.
The energy to deploy would be less than an ICMB, exponentially. In fact, with GPS guidance it could work as easily as any smart bomb. Do you know how much energy it takes for the space shuttle to re-enter? Not much. That's like saying it takes as much gas to drive up a hill as it does to drive down. Actually a can of hairspray would do it.
Turbopump? SRBs are used to avoid such complications. And why would you launch a live nuke? Collisions....really? The components, unless activated within minute parameters, are harmless.
You are right about the life expectancy though. Studies show the average weapons core would only last about 100 years before it becomes inert. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/29/AR2006112901386.html
I was just hoping that after 100 years of the threat of nuclear annihilation we might be getting along better, that's all.
In Reply to: Re: Air Force picks Northrop Grumman to build next big bomber posted by Griffon_314 on November 01, 2015 at 11:59:05 PST: