Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Maersk Line

  1. #1
    SFM Obsessed liam887's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 07
    Location
    Sweden
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,429

    Maersk Line

    Maersk Line Orbital freighter in Neptune orbit. Powered by eight VASIMR plasma driven engines (variable specific impulse magnetoplasma rocket), the freighter moves bulk cargo from low orbit to high orbit where itís transferred to larger interplanetary freighters.

    The VASIMR engine is highly efficient compared to a traditional chemical engine able to move 34 metric tons of cargo to a higher orbit for only 8 tons of expended fuel. However the trade off is that itís incredibly slow taking months to achieve this rather than days.

    Therefore crews in the haulage business will typically sign up for a 12 month round trip tour. Although this type of work does not pay very well compared to the 10+ year interstellar tours, the trade off is that you always get a good view and are no more than eight hours from a conversation with home.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MAERSK-5.jpg 
Views:	238 
Size:	224.3 KB 
ID:	114907  
    VISIT MY WEBSITE

    ROBOTS V DINOSAURS

  2. #2
    SFM Guru Stonecold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 06
    Location
    Russia
    Age
    39
    Posts
    828
    Great to see you still up and running! Also, quite formidable cargo vessel you have here (and reasonably realistic).
    Some design questions, if You don`t mind. Those foldables "bellow" the ship, are they low-temperature radiators, or solar photovoltaic panels? If they are solar panels, they seems to be redundant, due nuclear reactor, allready working for VASIMR thrusters. Also, further than Mars orbit, solar pannels are really inefficient...
    Still, very cool ship, congratz!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •