Spaceception

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  1. Here are some of the specs from the Tesla site: https://www.tesla.com/model3 5.1 - 5.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph 220 - 310 miles of range Pay per use supercharging Seating for 5 adults 15 cu ft of cargo space 1 digital display, 15 inches. 35,000 - ~44,000 (W/o incentives) USD There's obviously way more tweet on their twitter It's finally here!!! ANd I want one.
  2. Aside from the 1.1 HYPE for KSP, There's also the HYPE for Tesla motor's Model 3, debuting March 31st. So far this is all we know The Model 3 will be 35,000 USD, which is about half the price of the Model S It will be 20% Smaller than the Model S, making me think it'll be a Coupe (If it is, that will be so cool!) It will have a 200 mile range (321 km/Minimum) Pre-orders start this year, but production doesn't start 'til 2017 There's a Model S, a Model 3 (Which was supposed to be E, but Ford had that), a Model X, and a Model Y, is Tesla trying to tell us something? So would you buy a Model 3, or wait for the Model Y (Or wait for the Model S/X to get cheaper), or wait for the Roadster to come back? http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/06/how-tesla-will-change-your-life.html (This is just a fan rendering, we have no idea what it'll look like) EDIT: Here's what it looks like
  3. Now, why is this such a big deal? Well, acrylonitrile is thought to be the best candidate for a molecule on Titan that could form the basis of cell membranes on the hazy moon. And because it constantly rains methane, there could be an abundance of this stuff in Titan's seas, and potentially life. Obviously, we will need many more studies, and possibly orbiters/landers, but we are one step closer to confirming the existence or lack thereof, of life on another body in the solar system. Additional reading: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-finds-moon-of-saturn-has-chemical-that-could-form-membranes What do you guys think? Does this make you more optimistic about the prospects of life there?
  4. Damn, the forums are being a jerk right now, and it deleted my previous comments. Anyway, that sounds cool, I'm looking forward to it
  5. Eeeeek! I can't wait. Also, outta likes.. sooooo...
  6. Okay! Chapter 1 was really interesting, and the premise is great! Is there a planned Climax of some sort? Or is it just the exploration of space by a... cyborg? I guess. Although, I can't find a converter between kiloseconds and gigaseconds I'm curious, in chapter 2, is the 'Andromeda massacre' the merging of the Milky Way and Andromeda? Also, Orphaned luna, did the Earth get destroyed or something? Just finished chapter 3 I hope it's continued in later chapters. Did they only travel a few thousand years into the future, or did they go further? Overall, it's a really interesting read, how many chapters are you planning on?
  7. I, for one, welcome our new AI overlords. http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/a-step-closer-to-skynet-ai-invents-a-language-humans-can-t-read/article/498142
  8. @Stevie_D Okay! Thanks for the reply
  9. Very true I read the article to see if it was a hoax, but it seemed legit, so I decided to share. I (Definitely) didn't think it was close to becoming self-aware
  10. I would be (As far as I know so far) a 1^2 km array of Earth mounted lasers, totaling about 1 GW of energy, the nanosats, and over the course of a few minutes, they would be boosted to 20% c. We know how to build really big powerplants, and it could use Nuclear or solar (Or a combination of several energy sources) to power the lasers. The biggest issues with that is: What kind of energy losses would need to be accounted for a laser firing on an object at least 100 km away? And, how will they be able to focus such a large and powerful laser onto a tiny spacecraft without pushing it off course, or destroying it?
  11. They're going to be pushed to that velocity by lasers, really powerful lasers.
  12. Okay! I know I've had several planet pack or part pack ideas floating around, but I've now decided what I want to do. Drumro- actually, it's in the title, so.... nvmnd.... Pic anyway: Now, I know there's a book all about it, but I'm not going to recreate the system (Sorry) Here's my plan, so far, only 7 bodies, may change in the future. Unknown star name: (Haven't come up with names yet, @ProtoJeb21 is pretty good at it though), this will be a star orbiting however far is 5-20x the distance from the furthest planet in OPM (Because I know you guys like that mod, and I'd like to make it compatible ) and is about 2/3 the size of Kerbol with around 1/3 its brightness. Unknown planet name b: This planet orbits its parent star very closely with an orbit more eccentric and inclined than Moho, and is hotter than Eve, it has a thin atmosphere (0.05-.15x probably) and about 3/4 the gravity of Kerbin, there is a stream of asteroids across the planets surface, with a massive impact basin almost half as wide as the planet, extending down to the mantle (Is this possible in KSP?) from a dwarf planet impact tens of millions of years ago, the remnants of which orbit in a highly inclined and eccentric orbit, both of which are very rich in ore, and I mean swimming, incentive to build a mining outpost? You'd need a buttload of radiators though. Protoplanet impactee name c: This world is very small, with about 5% of Kerbins gravity, and a very extreme orbit, it's very hard to get to, but once you do, you'll be rewarded with rich ore deposits. Rocheworld d (Will be renamed): These planets will be based on the ones featured in the book (Except the rest of the system of course), one side will be an ocean world, with over 90% of its surface being water, the other 9 percent is a large island on the opposite end of the planet, and archipelagos along the rim of the planet, and towards the other lobe caused by tidal effects, apparently in the book, it had less gravity than the moon, which probably isn't very realistic, but I'll settle for about 1/4 the gravity of Kerbin. The other lobe will be mostly a desert, with small lakes under the oceanic lobe, and will be very mountainous, with huge canyons, large slopes, and huge mountain ranges, there will be plenty of places to take a pretty screenshot. Both lobes will have atmospheres with oxygen, but the oceanic one will have more, the oceanic lobe will have an atmosphere extending about 65 km, and the desert lobe will have one extending 48 km, they will be close enough you can theoretically fly from one lobe to the other using only jet engines. Rotation? Dunno, I don't know which inclination they'll orbit each other at, but it'll be a short (And interesting) day/night, I'll tell you that, probably much shorter than Kerbins Unknown planet e: This will be a binary system between two gas giants about half and 2/3 the size of Jool, neither will have rings, and they share one moon which will orbit in a figure 8 pattern (At least, that's how I imagine it in my head) Unknown moon name 1b: This moon will be small and have about 1/3 the gravity of Kerbin with an atmosphere about half that of Kerbin's, it'll be volcanic and have large mountain ranges due to tidal effects, there will be small seas dotting the equator, and large poles, with extensive snow capped mountains, because of its odd orbit and small SOI, it'll be difficult to get an encounter, but the views will (Hopefully) be worth it. Go down 5 posts. What do you guys think? And please, I need all the suggestions/tips I can get, I'm very new at this, but I do have Notepad++ and GIMP installed, and I'm watching turtorials by @The White Guardian but I also need to know how possible some of these bodies are, because of their complexity, and I don't know if KSP will simulate it very well.
  13. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo You are only allowed to give 25 likes per day. You cannot give any more likes today
  14. Hoooooly crap hyperventilates So. Many. Centrispinnials. And FTL travel! And command pods! Eeeeeeek, this is amaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!!! I saw that diagram for a more realistic alcubierre drive that @FreeThinker brought up, just curious, but are you planning on implementing that? Doesn't matter if you do, I just didn't see any reply. Anywho, I can't wait for release Have the rest of my rep for today
  15. Why wasn't this in the news!? I mean, it's not the biggest step forward, but testing components in space is a really important step! When will they test with small solar sails?
  16. Off-topic: You're the blog writer for tough sci-fi!!?? Back on topic (Not related to your post): So, seeing as we could build fusion rockets with current tech with either super large solar panels or fission reactors. So, I'm wondering, how soon could we build one, how much would it cost, and how far could we get (Assuming an unmanned probe, not crewed)?
  17. Ah, you beat me to it
  18. I don't really have any description atm What you see in the OP is what you have.
  19. Rocheworld has to be two habitable planets, then the habitable moon, and if I end up doing Coyote, then that's 4
  20. Possibly, but it would orbit the star I have planned, not a star from Ursae Magoris. Maybe it would orbit a bit further out from Rocheworld. But 4 habitable worlds in one system may be overkill, I could make the moon a cold desert with snow capped... everything, a thick atmosphere, and lots of clouds though and that could work.
  21. I edited in an update in that comment, so..refresh, I guess. Names aren't enough, what are they like? Are they warm, cold, scorched, freezing? Mountainous? Flat? Large? Small? Do they have atmospheres? What are their orbits?
  22. While I've already decided the entire system, I'll bite. What's the system? I've never read the book, let alone heard of it. FOR EVERYONE ELSE, progress on this will be stalled until further notice due to me needing to study for a GED test in September, after that, it should hopefully pick up steam again.
  23. Project Daedalus was a proof-of-concept design study done in the early-late 1970s to see if interstellar travel was possible with current technology (Except for the Fusion part, that's still out there), which would've launched a Starship flyby to Barnard's Star 5.9 ly away at 12.2% of the speed of light, and would've taken 50 years. It's a two stage, fusion driven spacecraft that would've made the Saturn V look like a V-2, and is just massive, it would've been 190 meters long, and weighed 450 tonnes. This is a really cool design, and I read somewhere, it nearly got to the blueprint stage of development. Here's the website to the more current "Project Icarus", that is run by the same organization that designed Daedalus (British interplanetary Society): http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/) They also do this thing called "Starship congress" they're really long videos (On YT of course), but I recommend you watch them. So yeah, that's the Daedalus, what do you guys think about it?