Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Designator

A. Landing ship tends to have a military connotation, and might be used for an unprepared area, as well as usual spaceport facilities; possibly jump capable.

B. Would be large enough to transport heavy vehicles.

C. Landing boat might have a vehicle, but the implication would be more troop orientated.

D. Landing craft could go either way, but likely without a jump drive.

E. Lander is likely civilian, or exploratory.

F. Probably, also more sophisticated than a landing boat.
Spaceships: Designator

G. A re-entry capsule consumes 0.5 tons and costs Cr20000.

H. Assault capsules consume 0.5 tons each and cost Cr50000. They grant the occupant Armour 20 and inflict DM-2 on any Electronics (sensors) checks made to detect them.

I. High survivability capsules consume 0.5 tons each and cost MCr0.1. They grant the occupant
Armour 30 and inflict DM-4 on any Electronics (sensors) checks made to detect them, and DM-2 against any attack rolls.

J. A re-entry pod is similar to a capsule but is built with a gliding surface and computer guidance, allowing it to avoid potentially dangerous terrain and deliver its two occupants safely to the planet’s surface. A skilled Traveller can take control of the pod’s descent using the Flyer (wing) skill. A re-entry pod consumes 1 ton and costs Cr150000.

K. Most likely a gravitational motor and batteries.
Spaceships: Designator

L. By implication, pods and capsules, and probes, seem subsmallcraft.

M. Funnily enough, current revision doesn't appear to mention pod or capsule launchers.

N. Anyway, five and a half tonnes is eleven capsules, and five plus pods.

P. However, for civilian purposes, a DINGHY has more utility.

Q. For the pod, a spacecraft defaults to pilot, rather than vehicular, skill.
In theory, particle accelerators can create micro black holes.

Double hull the particle accelerator spinal mount and get it to spin internally.
Its the magnetic field containing the particle plasma that has me interested...

did you know there is a magnetism equivalent to the colour charge just as there is to the electric charge.

Now normally confinement means it can't reach vert far (massive understatement), but what if in a couple of TLs or four we could manipulate colour charge in such a way to create a "magnetic vortex" equivalence within the gluon field and chuck mesons at high velocity in self maintaining packets...
If you borrow the magnetic bottle from the fusion reactor, you can induce a magnetic field.

I don't know about colour changes, unless that's somehow connected with the electromagnetic spectrum.
The colour charge is a property of quarks - red, blue, green and their anti-colours. Colour is just a name given to three types of property, it has nothing to do with EM "colour".

A moving quark colour charge generates "colour magnetism" in an analogous way to a moving electric charge generating a magnetic effect.

Our current understanding is that this is confined within the nucleus.

What I am postulating is that at TL12 sufficient knowledge that makes nuclear dampers a thing can also be manipulated to overcome confinement.

The meson gun thus becomes possible.
Thing you have to remember is that the Scout Service is a Civilian Institute and not a military one. And its main purpose is to deliver mail, explore and update charts.
I just had a vision of a hybrid character composed of Indiana Jones and Newman from Seinfeld pop into my head...really disturbing.
Starwarships: Armaments and Why do Star Wars ships use LIVING gunners?

Why does Star Wars use living gunners instead of droids or AI turbolaser gunners? Is it a major plot error? We'll discuss on today's Star Wars Legends and canon lore video!

For boarding parties, or repelling thereof.

Starwarships: COLONIAL RAPTORS | The gun brick & battle taxi of the colonies | Battlestar Galactica Lore

Generic greetings and welcome to a list of all the colonial raptors. Starting at the history and development of the earliest versions all the way to post canon fan made designs that fit just right. We'll be covering everything from their weaponry, to their electronics systems to the occasional odds and ends the ship contains.

1. Too crowded.

2. Since it's jump capable, too small for a hundred tonnes.

3. In my terms, I'd stuff in a Venture jump drive, and task it for the immediate one parsec forward scout/patrolling.

4. I would suppose the standard scoutship would qualify, though I'd increase acceleration.

5. On a hundred tonne hull, you could optimize upto three parsec range, and after that, it's basically an ecks boat.
Spaceships: Hulls and A Satellite Made of Wood?!

Today's video discusses a recent experiment on ISS that gave JAXA & Kyoto University the launch a wooden satellite. Yup. You read that right. #nasa #jaxa #satellite

0:00 Intro
0:52 Satellite History
1:58 ISS Test
2:37 LignoSat
3:58 Magnolia wins
4:15 Benefits
5:46 Unknowns
7:43 Blooper Talk

1. No oxygen in space.

2. Probably wouldn't try atmospheric reentry.

3. Similar strength to aluminum.

4. Stealth?

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who has always been an inspiration to me.

We are not a large company. Rather, we are a group of friends who have been working on this project for almost 7 years, fueled only by our love of the art.

The film is free of charge, as our only aim is to pay homage to Mr. Miyazaki and the entire wonderful team at Studio Ghibli.

Starring: Jessica Freytag
Directed by: Chris Tex
DOP: Francis Girard
Production Designers: Luisa Doria, Pedro Catellani
Edited by: Daniel Weber, Chris Tex
Original Soundtrack: Lucas Araújo, Michael Hsiang Lee
Executive Producers: Laila Pas, Chris Tex
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First Assistant Director: Abílio Dias
Second Assistant Director: Roberta Bonoldi
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Art Assistant: André Biondani
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Starwarships: Realistic Stealth in Space Combat

Spacedock delves into the popular topic of realistic stealth in space.

1. Low observability.

2. Radar latency.

3. Concealed engines.

4. Space submarine.

5. Concealed passive sensors.

6. Clutter.

1. Low observability.
The way modern stealth works is by reducing reflection along certain axes, I wonder if you can make your job easier here. If you can control the position of big emitters you can maybe make it easier to hide other ships. For example, for a combat air patrol type situation, you might have a large vessel, a Corvette on the low end, a cruiser or carrier at the high end with extensive sensors with overpowered emitters, and a number of stealthed fighters, where you keep the fighters at angles that work well with their dispersion. The fighters can probably also get some extra milage out of their passive trader also.
In a way, configuring the hull that minimizes reflection of the electromagnetic spectrum is somewhat akin to a cloaking device in physical form, as opposed to creating a field that curves that around the object to be stealthed.

Passivication in general, through hull configuration and minimizing electronic emissions, to hide in the background radiation.

Think of your large emitter idea about equivalent of a night action, where some vessels switch on their searchlights, I would say of expendable vessels, or vessels too large to effectively hide.

In theory, the equivalent of an aircraft carrier should have an escort vessel with Aegis system to coordinate defence.
If a black hole is an attraction of energy, though to the point of being unable to leave, or even be reflected, then the opposite of that might be anti gravity creating a field where electromagnetic waves are deflected, or curved.