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Stars, here we come! - Part 1
« on: March 31, 2017, 03:23:18 PM »
AAR- The Empire -1
Jan.    1st 2020
The Start of new era, an extensive government funded research program is put in place, in addition of a massive industrial project that aims to triple the construction capacity of the new nation.   
The initial estimates gave 2046 as the date for the end of such a project.   
Feb.    11th 2023
Due to ‘severe medical problems’ some leading scientists of the Empire had to retire prematurely, leaving 5 lead scientist, available for research assignments; 4 of which are Biology and Genetics specialists.    The 5th is a Logistic specialist assigned to a crucial Construction and Production project.   
The lack of diversity, among the scientific establishment appears as very worrying for the political leadership to the point that building more academies is discussed despite the obvious need for new construction factories.   
Mar.    11th 2033
Plans were drafted for the first transnewtonian space ship in the history of humanity, the HMS Newton GEV01, using the newly developed Ion Engines, it will be the fastest craft ever built with a speed exceeding the 4000km/s.    The Newton will be equipped with cutting edge geological sensor technology, in order to better survey the bodies of the solar system and find new minerals deposits.    4 Newton Class Geological survey vessels were ordered.   

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HMS Newton class Geological Survey Vessel    3 700 tons     55 Crew     478.   6 BP      TCS 74  TH 300  EM 0
4054 km/s     Armour 1-21     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/4     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 81    Max Repair 150 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 0   

Ali Ahmed Incorporated 300 EP Commercial Ion Drive (1)    Power 300    Fuel Use 6.   19%    Signature 300    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 250 000 Litres    Range 196.   5 billion km   (560 days at full power)

Improved Geological Sensors (2)   4 Survey Points Per Hour

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes

Unfortunately there was one commercial shipyard on Earth with a capacity of 64 kTons and a single slipway, it was judged wasteful to use such big shipyard for 3700 Tons ship, so it was decided to use a 5000 naval shipyard (with 2 slipways) instead, although less than ideal this was deemed the most economic way to build the new vessels.    The sensors and engines were built in advances via industry.   
Jul.    16th 2033
The construction of the HMS Newton GEV01 and of the HMS Fermi GEV02 is finally over, the construction of these new ships is the symbol of a new era for Humanity, therefore, the emperor declared July 16th a national holyday.    The ships will be sent in a two years geological survey mission in the solar system while the two other scheduled ships are being constructed.    These ships although technically intended for commercial use will be commanded by Navy officers like every state owned ship, that decision was taken in order to give some work to an largely idle Officer Corps
Sep.    26th 2033
The enormous industrial expansion project is finally done too.    Cuts had to be made in order to not indebt the empire, the new Empire now has at its disposal a thousand construction factories for an annual build rate of 17500, a lot of which will be used to build research labs and financial center in order to boost the income of the Empire which is currently struggling with its negative income.   
Jan.    21th 2039
The first proper human class of military vessel the Curie Class of gravitational survey vessels, was officially launched when the HMS Curie GSV01 and the HMS Fermi GSV02 were finally launched.   
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HMS Curie class Gravitational Survey Vessel    3 800 tons     60 Crew     491.   6 BP      TCS 76  TH 300  EM 0
3947 km/s     Armour 1-21     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/4/0     Damage Control Rating 2     PPV 0
Maint Life 2.   32 Years     MSP 162    AFR 57%    IFR 0.   8%    1YR 41    5YR 615    Max Repair 150 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 0   

Ali Ahmed Incorporated 300 EP Commercial Ion Drive (1)    Power 300    Fuel Use 6.   19%    Signature 300    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 250 000 Litres    Range 191.   3 billion km   (560 days at full power)

Improved Gravitational Sensors (2)   4 Survey Points Per Hour

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
Mar.    20th 2039
The first space-faring freighter in human history was also built, the S.   S Cornwallis FT01 was finally launched.    The Cornwallis was designed to be as fast as possible because it was thought that a fast freighter with one cargo hold was more useful than a freighter of the same size with two cargo hold but less than two times slower.    Thus a lot of space was allocated for the engines.   
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S.   S Cornwallis class Freighter    67 100 tons     385 Crew     1599 BP      TCS 1342  TH 4200  EM 0
3129 km/s     Armour 1-147     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 15    Max Repair 75 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 3   
Cargo 25000    Cargo Handling Multiplier 10   

Ali Ahmed Incorporated 300 EP Commercial Ion Drive (14)    Power 300    Fuel Use 6.   19%    Signature 300    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 5 000 000 Litres    Range 216.   6 billion km   (801 days at full power)
This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes
Apr.    1st 2039
The gravitational survey of the Sol System is over, only 3 jump points have been found.    Although this discovery is important, it is at moment not exploitable since the so-called “jump drive” technologies exist only in theory at this point, the priority at moment is to properly exploit the solar system.    With these goal in mind the Emperor, quickly decided to create broad list of priority, which goes as follow:
1- Survey the system.   
2-Establish a Colony on Luna, transport infrastructure and colonist there.    In order to create trade between the planets of the empire and create additional taxes revenues
3-Establish automated mining colonies on celestial bodies rich in minerals, and transport these resources to Earth.   
4- Terraform Luna.    Preferably via the use of dedicated Terraforming bases or ships.   
5-Establish a colony on Mars and terraform it.   
6-Support the civilian economy by subsides if at all possible.   
7-Building Jump capable scouts to explore other system, in search of new opportunities.   
8- Build warships to defend the sol system and reassure the population.   
« Last Edit: April 02, 2017, 11:36:15 AM by Northfield Stradford »
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