|The USS Example II|
In order to help everyone get a feel of what I'm trying to accomplish with my Interplanetary Vehicle (IPV) design, and not just the long time followers of this blog, I made this list of vital statistics. I'm including the technical stuff as well; this being one of the places where such data is both expected and welcome.
Length: 240 meters on the longest axis.
Primary Mission: Space denial; to interdict the space around an asteroid base with Kessler-type Missiles in order to deny said base resupply.
Secondary Mission: Resource acquisition; force the surrender of asteroid bases though space denial and then occupy said bases.
Crew: 40 core crew, 10 Espatiers, 30 mission specialists, 75 maintenance robots, 80 combat robots.
Powerplant: Two 50 Gw He³-He³ fusion reactors
Primary Propulsion: Two Mini-Magnetospheric Plasma Propulsion (M2P2) arrays.
Secondary Propulsion: Two Laser propulsion thrusters fed with Hydrogen or Oxygen from water electrolysis. Used only for emergency vector changes.
|M2P2 Field on: as seen from the front|
Radiators: 32 lithium droplet radiators
Propellant: Liquid Hydrogen and Liquid Oxygen stored primarily as water.
Habitats: Two 25x25 meter cylindrical habitats on opposite sides of the IPV. Docking ports for up to 16 optional attachable Habitat Modules (mass removed from cargo capacity).
Dry Mass: 31,000 tons
Structure: 14,000 tons
Cargo Capacity (including habitats and all consumables): 16,000 tons
|IPV under sail; spacecraft is traveling to the right.|
Propellant Mass: 120,000 tons (stored as water)
Total Mass: 150,000 tons
Mass Ratio: ≈ 5
Specific Impulse: 400 s
Acceleration: 1 millegee (0.00981 m/s²)
Mass Flow*: 7.6 kg/s
Exhaust Velocity*: 4000 m/s
Thrust: 882,900 N
∆v: 116,171 m/s
Brachiostrome Duration Terra/Mars: ≈ 10 wks
*Data is for the M2P2 system
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