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Pegasus Document Release #004

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posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 05:51 PM
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ACTIVE SHIELDING CONCEPTS FOR THE IONIZING RADIATION IN SPACE

Much ado has been made by various groups about the radiation hazards Astronauts would face in Space

Well it may not be an issue...

Lets have a look at a NASA contractor report

Contract NASw-502 Final Report Rev. 31 Jan. 1964

Space Sciences Laboratory
Missile and Space Division
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Philadelphia, Pa.

Final Report
Contract NASw - 5 0 2
Period Covered: 1 Sept. 1962 - 31 Aug. 1963

Abstract:

Studies have been made on the problems of shielding a spacecraft from
ionizing radiation.Protons having energies between 100 and 1,000 MeV were taken as the radiation that should be excluded from the spacecraft's crew.
An electromagnetic field system using a toroidal shaped spacecraft with a
confined magnetic field is shown to be the lightest among those treated.


In general, the active shield weight is only 20% that of the passive shield
for high energy protons and for large sizes of spacecraft. The shield with a confined field weighs 30% of that for a shield using an unconfined field. If hatches are included, the use of spherical modules leads to spacecraft that are lighter than spheres, cylinders, or toruses. For spacecraft in the shape of a torus, a passively shielded hatch is not required because there are no junctions between oppositely directed magnetic fields. In that case, a spacecraft in the shape of a torus is lighter than the other shapes.

ntrs.nasa.gov...

Revised January 31, 1964


Mr Chechov! Raise Shields....

So THIS is where Gene Roddenberry got his material... Time frame is right on the mark





posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 07:41 PM
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"An electromagnetic field system using a toroidal shaped spacecraft with a
confined magnetic field is shown to be the lightest among those treated. "

this caught my eye,a "toroidal"......
www.fordham.edu...

.......look familiar!??

"with a confined magnetic field"

a contained magnetic field is another way of saying,a self generated magnetic field.

what kind of space craft has the ability to generate its own magnetic field?,especially early in the 1960's!



[edit on 21-11-2007 by welivefortheson]



posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 12:04 AM
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Originally posted by welivefortheson
what kind of space craft has the ability to generate its own magnetic field?,especially early in the 1960's!


That my friend is something I am trying to track down....

But here is another design.... this one was conceived in 1886 by Konstantine Tsiolkovsky




posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 05:03 AM
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and the obvious similarities to a tokamak are intriguing.

Nice posts, Z. Good to see some of that info getting in front of ATS eyes. I will go a long ways to explaining the position and viewpoints you have presented here (to much skepticism, might i add)



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 10:47 AM
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I must say Z that your Pegasus Documents are very interesting, anymore on the way?



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 11:21 AM
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Originally posted by JadePhoenix
I must say Z that your Pegasus Documents are very interesting, anymore on the way?


LOL Have over a thousand so far and I see my mailbox has about another 40 since last friday...


Yeah there will be more... some are FOIA but most of them are in the public domain 'hidden in plain sight' so to speak... It's great having a team to help 'dig them up'



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 07:33 PM
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Does anyone know what came of this experiment?

www.space.com...

In 2002 they were supposed to begin testing....

...i cannot find any results



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