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Sigmetnow

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« Reply #150 on: August 31, 2017, 03:26:51 PM »
Elon Musk: We took the SpaceX/Tesla Hyperloop pusher pod for a spin by itself a few days ago to see what it could do when not pushing student pods (some need a push to get going, e.g. passive maglev). Got up to 355 km/h (220 mph) before things started [fire emoji]. Kind of like racing with a tugboat. Maybe able get past 500 km/h (about half speed of sound) next month with a few tweaks or maybe tiny pieces …
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYckipugds5/
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« Reply #151 on: October 12, 2017, 04:35:27 PM »
Hyperloop One becomes ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ with new investment
Hyperloop One has been rebranded as ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ following an unspecified investment by the company.

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson said that the investment was a good fit for the company …

“Ever since our creation, Virgin has been known for disruption and investing in innovative companies. From our airlines to our trains to our spaceline, we have long been passionate about innovation in transport too, especially the development of technology that could transform people’s lives. This is just the latest example. Importantly, Virgin Hyperloop One will be all-electric and the team is working on ensuing it is a responsible and sustainable form of transport too.” ...
https://electrek.co/2017/10/12/hyperloop-one-virgin-investment/
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« Reply #152 on: October 19, 2017, 12:00:38 AM »
The "other" major hyperloop company, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), has a "viable" and insurable product, according to Munich Re insurance company.
HTT and Munich Re have formed a strategic partnership
Germany's Munich Re was tasked with carrying out a risk report of HTT's project and found it was feasible.

"Although as yet unproven in real-world testing, the Hyperloop technology is likely to be viable, and represents a realizable integrated system," Munich Re said in a report released on Tuesday. ...
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/17/hyperloop-transportation-technologies-viable-can-be-insured.html
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« Reply #153 on: October 19, 2017, 02:12:24 AM »
the Hyperloop technology is likely to be viable

Sounds like a group of normally very cautious people haven't found a fatal flaw.

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« Reply #154 on: October 19, 2017, 02:48:14 AM »
the Hyperloop technology is likely to be viable

Sounds like a group of normally very cautious people haven't found a fatal flaw.

And they're willing to back that up with money.  Or with a partnership, anyway.
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« Reply #155 on: October 19, 2017, 03:36:34 AM »
I'd like to see how they are dealing with tube expansion in the heat and how the system would deal with an abrupt tube loss - where a section might be blown up or in another way destroyed. 

There must be a good answer or we wouldn't see so many groups getting involved. 

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« Reply #156 on: October 19, 2017, 06:10:25 AM »
Munich re is no joke & no small potatoes. Their agreement that this is viable and insurable amounts to a huge endorsement.
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