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These are my adventures in orbiter, written as a space traveler in the 2050's who set's out as a captain of a UCGO Arrow to find untold riches in the Jovian System during the close Approach of 2053. He will face many challenges if the vessel is to becom the first commerical ship to go past the astroid belt. Millions of miles from the pale ble dot, he will need all the help he can get.

Chapter 2: All Components Assembled in Orbit!

Posted 08-06-2012 at 04:38 PM by MerA (Stories of the 28 New Worlds)

UCGO Arrow Mission Time: 0:000:00:00:00.00
Officially, all of the supplies and vessels we are bring to Jupiter on our non-ion engine vessel, the Arrow have just been brought to orbit. UCGO headquarters in Maryland told us to begin the transfer to Jupiter. Then, the Arrow coasted silently through the night sky, not a single one making a noise as Earth slowly diminished in the distance.
UCGO Arrow Mission Time: 0:002:17:35:11.00
We passed the orbit of the Moon. By now the shock...
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Chapter 1: Set to go

Posted 07-27-2012 at 06:40 PM by MerA (Stories of the 28 New Worlds)

May 27, 2053
UCGO has just made public our flight plan to Jupier and the mission objecives.
To find the positions of the planets on this launch go to Solar System Live, click the blue words saying entire system and use this date:
Fri 2053 Sep 12 18:16.
We will do a retrograde burn once reaching our periapsis in a Hohmann Transfer behind Jupiter. We hope to have a "mildly" eccentric orbit roughly 0.6671 degrees and a near perfect plane alignment. Then, we shall...
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