Aerospace & Defense

The Ring
An optimized spaceship for the 21st century

Up to now spaceships were conditioned by missile shapes, with multistage launchers and relatively small payload capability conditioned by the cylindrical fairing dimensions. Such conditions could be drastically changed by a proposed new vehicle with a different shape: the ring.

If there's thrust here then, it should boost these.

This isn't so much a design than it is a question: it is entered in this contest so it can be examined and rejoined by individuals skilled in the arts.

Consider: the Laval – a tube having a converging section,

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