The Gen1 Enterprise can arrive at Mars within 90 days of leaving earth’s orbit. This is derived from various analyses sponsored by NASA that show that with mass to engine power ratios within our reach, a 90 day travel time is possible. See here for more on the Gen1 Enterprise missions including the missions to Mars. See here for more on Mars and moon bases with 1g gravity.
For seeing the NASA estimates for mass and engine power needed for a ship to make it to Mars in 90 days, see here. The mass estimates and engine power estimates are derived for the Gen1 Enterprise by way of scaling up the estimates for the NASA spacecrafts.
MikeG wrote:Interesting site. He really needs the upgrade to his web server though.
According to astronautics researcher Nicolas Lee of Stanford University, the Enterprise’s iconic shape could be a hindrance. “If we wanted to build something that large, a sphere or cylinder would be better at holding pressure against the vacuum — think scuba tank or submarine,” he said.
then why not build the Enterprise along the original design?
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