High Capacity Berthing

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phavoc
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High Capacity Berthing

Postby phavoc » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:40 pm

For anyone who is looking for some visual idea about high capacity berthing on a starship, here are some images of pod hotels that work well.

http://kotaku.com/japans-coolest-lookin ... 1727663645
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Re: High Capacity Berthing

Postby phavoc » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:43 pm

This is a more recent article and is more space-ship looking.

http://kotaku.com/the-coolest-looking-c ... 1796801589
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Re: High Capacity Berthing

Postby AnotherDilbert » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:37 pm

Interesting.

But this is only a bed. People restricted to a ship for weeks would require space to move around, at least a galley and a salon?
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Re: High Capacity Berthing

Postby phavoc » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:25 pm

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:37 pm
Interesting.

But this is only a bed. People restricted to a ship for weeks would require space to move around, at least a galley and a salon?
Very much so. Paying passengers would be looking to have fewer shared bathrooms, but military personnel, prisoners, maybe even colonists, would have lower expectations to such luxury. Troops might have 6-10 personnel sharing 1 head and 1 shower.
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Re: High Capacity Berthing

Postby heron61 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:30 am

We already know that a 4 dton brig can hold up to 6 prisoners and can "uncomfortably" hold up to 12 (and I'm pretty sure 6/brig is still far from comfy), I'd give these sorts of accommodations a total size of 1dton/person (which includes access space, corridors, as well as a fresher, and a minigalley for every few units (maybe it's more like 4 dtons for 4 units). Naturally, anyone except colonists, refugees, and people who *really* need to get off-planet asap won't take these sorts of accommodations, so it will be pretty specialized. Heck, given that military barracks take up 2 dtons/person, I'm assuming that even most soldiers would balk at a week or more in these sorts of quarters.

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