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Re: What damages can be expected after interior exposure to vacuum?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 9:57 am
by Condottiere
Depends on who is doing the regulating, inspecting and enforcement.

Which is why you have flags of convenience.

Re: What damages can be expected after interior exposure to vacuum?

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:19 pm
by heron61
For the ship itself (as opposed to cargo or supplies, which will likely be a mess unless they're in sturdy air-tight containers), my guess is that this depends on the type of ship - I'd expect a military craft or a paramilitary craft like a Type S Scout to be completely fine, and just require a good cleaning and a refresh of the life support system, since my guess is such ships are designed to suffer minimal effects from vacuum. OTOH, a civilian vessel would likely not be built to handle short-term vacuum exposure and might well require some major refits of furnishings, and perhaps more serious damage.