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Fraser
2016-Nov-15, 06:50 PM
Sure, if you've got lots of energy, you can zip around the Solar System. But if you’ve got time and rocket fuel is in short supply, you can take the Interplanetary Superhighway.
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Hop_David
2016-Nov-21, 12:01 AM
Sure, if you've got lots of energy, you can zip around the Solar System. But if you’ve got time and rocket fuel is in short supply, you can take the Interplanetary Superhighway.
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This article is misleading. The ITN is useless for traveling between the small rocky planets of the inner solar system.
See Potholes on the Interplanetary Super Highway (http://hopsblog-hop.blogspot.com/2015/04/potholes-on-interplanetary-superhighway.html)
as well as Mass Parameter and the ITN (http://hopsblog-hop.blogspot.com/2015/06/mass-parameter-and-itn.html)

Hop_David
2016-Nov-25, 09:12 PM
Sure, if you've got lots of energy, you can zip around the Solar System. But if you’ve got time and rocket fuel is in short supply, you can take the Interplanetary Superhighway.
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Over simplified, breezy pop sci is annoying. Flat out wrong breezy pop sci even more so.

Fraser, your misinformation is a disservice. Please try to make it right. The ITN is pretty useless for departing from the earth moon neighborhood. Or from Mars, Venus and Mercury. And your article on Lagrange points is also wrong. The gravities of the central and orbiting bodies do not cancel at any of the Lagrange points. To get the forces to cancel out, you need a third man in these 3-way tug-of-wars. The third acceleration is inertia in a rotating frame, what we used to call centrifugal force.

Hop_David
2016-Nov-26, 07:54 PM
Fraser's Lagrange misconception is repeated frequently. It is worth debunking. I've done a blog post Lamentable Lagrange articles (http://hopsblog-hop.blogspot.com/2016/11/lamentable-lagrange-articles.html).

01101001
2016-Nov-26, 09:32 PM
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Solfe
2016-Nov-27, 02:54 AM
Google Plus (https://plus.google.com/+universetoday) is also a good contact point. Go easy, it seems Universe Today via G+ places you in direct contact with the Author. You only see the Universe Today name, but the couple of times I have pointed something out, it seemed like I had a hotline to the author.

Hop_David
2016-Nov-27, 03:54 PM
Thanks Solfe and 01101001. Have given those a try. Hopefully Fraser will respond.