Das Bluejay El DESTROY YOU ALL
- Jan 4, 2009
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Its somewhat like a competing system to the Arrow Freighter. Maybe a few years ahead. A space race sort of thing.
I think we will need a longer runway to safely fly this baby from. The landing/takeoff speed for something so large and heavy will be very high.
i think this is about right. but lets assume they're both static relative to each other in simplified space when they're about 60million km apart, so to get there in a week we'd need to travel at an average speed of 400,000 kmh which i think means accellerating at 1g for about 3 hours to get up to speed and burning half our fuel perhaps. then we can deploy the centrifuge and coast to mars. perhaps it could get there in a few days if it burns longer... ya know, whatever really, i'm sure you'll be able to edit the values to whatever you want anyway I'm just basing this around 'getting there in a week'.
The concept of a "Space Race" between Doug and Dan is preposterous. You think they could have a head-to-head, Cold War-style competition, what with Dan never seeming to come out (busy with FS Passengers and RL), and both Doug and Steve always active?
That's like saying there's an "Asian Space Race" going on. They all have their own space initiatives, but they're not at war.
I think the "Getting there in a week" would be standard regardless of alignment. The issue with meeting up with some sort of "Fuel depot" is that takes time and when your craft isn't on the ground boarding people paying good money. Its costing you money.
The engines I am thinking of would basically be fusion product reactors that operate close to the theoretical limit of fusion ISP. So even if it takes more fuel. It ought to not take that much more fuel to achieve runs even at max separation tho that might be pushing the 1 week theory a bit.
glide on Earth??
"Accelerating for 3 hours at one G" -- I love the idea! That would also make for some interesting flying, having to calculate your burn times that far in advance to ensure a timely arrival, particularly for a short hop to the moon. :thumbup:
Plus a large payload bay and a dorsal docking port, I hope. Does it really have enough wing area to glide on Earth??