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Discuss various aspects of the Honorverse universe here. Please be mindful of what you post, as not everybody has read the same amount of books. DO NOT post Honorverse fan fiction here under ANY circumstances!
 #14703  by Brad Lee, AC
 Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:02 am
Not directly Honorverse, but does make you think with regards to impeller drives and Warshawski sails.

(Star Wars Episode 8 spoilers alert btw)

 #14714  by Wayne Bruns
 Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:02 pm
The Orville, and Star Trek Discovery feature new space travel technologies.
 #15728  by John Fairbairn, KCE
 Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:19 pm
Thanks (I think) for the link. The explanation makes sense, but only if the assumption is made that it is possible to approach such high percentages of the speed of light. Of course, any increase in speed adds energy to the moving object. At even 0.25C, the amount of energy a small object (like a paper clip) would have would be astronomic.

This is why NASA watches for near-space objects that could strike Earth. At the speeds of such things as comets, the energy stored in the object would devastate large portions of our planet.

Not intending to be an alarmist, but that's the reality of the thing.

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 #19812  by Oliver Kindzorra
 Mon May 28, 2018 1:08 pm
Wayne Bruns wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:02 pm
The Orville, and Star Trek Discovery feature new space travel technologies.
Don't know what these new space travel technologies are, but the Honorverse isn't that far off with their FTL technologies . The Alcubierre drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive) looks pretty much like an Impeller to me AND it is FTL capable at the same time. NASA Propulsion Center admits that the theory behind it is correct and needs tweaking and further research. And well, we need to get it into technology as well. That will not happen overnight, but the first step is done! Find a sustainable theory that matches reality and that you can build on. And yes, I agree that this looks too promising to be true and I could still fail. But if Alcubierre pointed others the direction and we will eventually end up travelling space with FTL engines.
 #19819  by Peter Gold
 Mon May 28, 2018 3:05 pm
Major problem with the video I think. He's starting out with a false premise.
It wasn't a light speed kinetic attack in the movie. It was a ship entering hyperspace on top of another ship.

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 #20301  by John Fairbairn, KCE
 Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:48 am
Peter Gold wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 3:05 pm
Major problem with the video I think. He's starting out with a false premise.
It wasn't a light speed kinetic attack in the movie. It was a ship entering hyperspace on top of another ship.

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Well, that was the premise specified in the verbiage in the movie. However, that was not what was presented visually. According to what was presented in the video portion, the rebel ship entered light-speed operation just short of the Empire's ship and drove through it. That would make it a kinetic attack.

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