Saturday 29 October 2016

The Hydrogen Steamer: Stealth Spaceship Concept

Further to the Stealth in Space discussion, we found a type of spaceship perfectly suited to moving about the Solar System undetected. It is called the 'Hydrogen Steamer', and relies on using large amounts of liquid hydrogen.
Here is a discussion of the mechanisms involved, the capabilities and potential designs for the Hydrogen Steamer. 

Friday 21 October 2016

How to live on Other Planets: Venus

Venus is our closest neighbour and Earth's 'sister planet', and yet it is very different from our cool blue marble.
We have a look at some of the challenges and advantages of colonizing this planet.

Thursday 13 October 2016

How to live on Other Planets: Mercury

Nuclear war. Collapse of the biosphere. Catastrophic global warming. Space elevators. Whatever the reason, Earth is no longer green and friendly. Many want to live on other planets, and have the resources necessary to go.
So how will life on other planets look like?

Wednesday 5 October 2016

The solution to long range space combat

A short analysis of the challenges the different weapons in realistic SF face when trying to deal damage at long ranges, and a proposed solution.

Space Warship Design IV: Complete Examples

In this post, we'll use the numbers we've put together so far, and the baseline spaceship from the last post, to create three 'complete' space warship designs.