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IJBC News Release

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It has today been announced that the Ide Jiman space program's next step is to launch a Mars mission. Whilst the Military Aeronautical command has yet to release full details of the mission and rockets involved, the basic design stage for the module is nearing completion, and XTFW have modified a K19 rocket for the mission. 4 Taikonauts are to be sent on the mission, which is estimated to have cost the government over $140 Billion so far. Major Professor Kynlan of the Aeronautical command has said that it will be some time until the launch of the rocket itself, but that several satellites have already been released over the course of this year, testing the performance of the module components in the environment of space.

 

The final major hurdles in the design process are the construction of module lining resistant to high radioactive cosmic rays. These rays can penetrate over 2 feet of lead, meaning that this will be a major setback. The two solutions proposed are either the use of Nanotechnology (which will require considerable research, given the lack of Ide Jiman scientific interest in Nanotechnology) or the idea of counter radiation. Again, IJAC (Ide Jiman Aeronautical Command) have yet to elaborate on this issue.

 

Food and Fuel stores are to be held mostly in the main body of the rocket - which will not be discarded until a very late stage in the return journey. The considerable thrust of the high powered rocket engines will account for this extra weight. In addition to this, the rocket body has had extreme weight reduction carried out by XTFW, to the point where some critics have been questioning the structural integrity of the rocket.

 

All that was stated by Kynlan however, was that this mission "Was not in the name of military improvement. Although IJAC is a part of the MOD it is to be used in the name of science only ever since the disbandment of the Ide Jiman space missile program". The mission itself will gather rock samples, examine the atmosphere, and probe the martian surface for the possibility of the existence (or past existence) of life on the planet. IJAC has set the information release date, to be within later this week, and was hasty to remind IJBC that design for the module was still in an early stage.

 

 

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OOC: Ignore Civil war, it won't matter soon.

 

FROM: Deltannia

TO: Ide Jima

 

Deltannia would like to suggest, from its space research, that an alternative to protection of cosmic radiation would be protective sheets. When layered, they can reduce cosmis radiation, in conjunction with any other linigs you may prefer. We can submit design specifications. We would only like to ask, if you do use this method, that we can receive some data on your modules design specification, to ease future calculations.

 

Deltannian Space Ministry

 

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www.space.com has a section on polyethylene sheets impregnated with hydrogen, where the hydrogen would diffuse and make heavier ions into lighter ones.

 

Also, while Deltannia has space research done, the space program is oddly geared. Satellites and such are normal and easy to send up, but Deltannia has sent up only a handful of men in one short program long ago. We continue is lots of remote space research. So, we'll have SOME stuff done, but nothing extensively done. Until RPed cool.gif

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ooc: Thanks, that's very useful

 

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To:Deltannia

From:The Ide Jiman Aeronautical Command

 

We find your research on the use of layered protective sheeting to be very useful. Given your generosity in this field our space programme would gladly return the favour, should you ever have any queries whilst developing space equipment. Controlled testing of this method has proved to be of great help, our thanks again,

 

Major Kynlan, Head of the IJAC

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To: The Ide Jiman Aeronautical Command

From: Niederoestereichian Millitary Space Command

 

 

It seems our interestings in the exploration of our solar system are aligned, your target is Mars, whilst ours is the dark side of the moon. Perhaps if some tech is shared in these fields and applied only to further mankind rather then destroy it, it may be beneificial to the both of us, for the good of science.

 

Although you may already have a propulsion system, researchers in Niederoestereich are working on a Helicon Double Layer Thruster, which would help in your interplanetary transit stage. (ooc: we have not developed it yet, but here is a real world reference to what we are working towards http://prl.anu.edu.au/SP3/research/HDLT ). We are prepared to share this tech with you once we have perfected it.

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To: The Ide Jiman Aeronautical Command

From: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes all the good luck to Ide Jiman. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also likes to announce that if help is needed,we will help Ide Jiman.

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To:Niederoestereich

From:Ide JIma

 

We thank you for your advice in this subject. The Ide Jiman space testing unit have been looking into that design, and we feel that it will work well for the landing module. We would gladly return any of our own research into the space programme as a gesture of international cooperation.

 

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The main rocket for the journey has now been completed, the lander module is now to begin construction. After testing and construction, the take off is scheduled to occur in April.

 

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