4/16/2211 Conspiracy Theories

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Re: 4/16/2211 Conspiracy Theories

Post by Legion » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:17 am

Leon is still at his station in the bridge wondering what the others have found.
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Re: 4/16/2211 Conspiracy Theories

Post by dragoner » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:44 am

Legion wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:17 am
Leon is still at his station in the bridge wondering what the others have found.
I'm sure he has to take a break sometimes over the next couple of days.

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Post by dragoner » 17 Jun 2019, 03:10

Poor Grack.

I have been looking at how to get rid of garbage in space, the surest way is to load it into a vehicle and guide it back down into the atmosphere.

This NASA Q&A talks about jettisoning garbage:

Earth's gravitational field pulls a lot of space trash into lower and lower orbits until it finally reaches Earth's atmosphere. Most of the trash burns up when it enters Earth's atmosphere. The higher the altitude at which it orbits the longer the space trash will remain in orbit. Space trash moving in orbits lower than 600 km normally falls back to Earth within a few years. Space trash orbiting at altitudes higher than 1,000 km can continue circling Earth for a century or more.

https://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/St ... ion22.html

Leon could make a pilot roll? Might leave it in orbit for a while though.
Hopefully the greater gravitational pull of GG will speed things up. Adding momentum to the jettisoned junk too. Perhaps an EVA to give an extra push to the containers? Worst comes to the worst, we'll call it target practice.
Only if you were deeper in the gravity well would it speed things up, which would make the maneuver, and EVA, far more risky. I can think of something that would work, putting Cal and Otto to task, cost some rocket motors ...

At this point the 'Star is in it's flip and burn to brake towards orbiting the GG named Talich.

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Re: 4/16/2211 Conspiracy Theories

Post by vonPilsner » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:20 am

Bindoner wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:37 am
Hopefully the greater gravitational pull of GG will speed things up. Adding momentum to the jettisoned junk too. Perhaps an EVA to give an extra push to the containers? Worst comes to the worst, we'll call it target practice.
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Re: 4/16/2211 Conspiracy Theories

Post by dragoner » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:44 pm

Whoever is doing what with the luggage and mail, tell me what is being done and roll 2d6.

Leon, make a 2d6+1 roll for refueling, on a 13 the 'Star suffers a mishap.

Then what again is happening after this?

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Re: 4/16/2211 Conspiracy Theories

Post by Bindoner » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:55 pm

by dragoner » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:44 am

Only if you were deeper in the gravity well would it speed things up, which would make the maneuver, and EVA, far more risky. I can think of something that would work, putting Cal and Otto to task, cost some rocket motors ...

At this point the 'Star is in it's flip and burn to brake towards orbiting the GG named Talich.

......................

Then what again is happening after this?

That sounds ideal. How expensive are rocket motors, and how many do we need/have?

Once we've refuelled it's back to the mainworld to see about patching the frame enough to jump again I believe. Two and a half days of R&R on the trip back. :)
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Re: 4/16/2211 Conspiracy Theories

Post by dragoner » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:57 pm

Bindoner wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:55 pm
by dragoner » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:44 am

Only if you were deeper in the gravity well would it speed things up, which would make the maneuver, and EVA, far more risky. I can think of something that would work, putting Cal and Otto to task, cost some rocket motors ...

At this point the 'Star is in it's flip and burn to brake towards orbiting the GG named Talich.

......................

Then what again is happening after this?

That sounds ideal. How expensive are rocket motors, and how many do we need/have?

Once we've refuelled it's back to the mainworld to see about patching the frame enough to jump again I believe. Two and a half days of R&R on the trip back. :)
Probably four, and you have two magazines almost full, though I think I counted too many, should be like 20 per ton or times 14 to 280, something; but they aren't cheap either: Cr 5,000 each.

It's only a C though, rolling 2d6+1 for a mis-jump at 13 is what is going on, you might be able to make it to a better starport, you'll need to be at a A or B, basically for an overhaul, 122.4 million worth (http://dragonersdomain.com/forum/viewto ... irs#p12717), and it will take some weeks.

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Re: 4/16/2211 Conspiracy Theories

Post by Bindoner » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:18 pm

Personally I'm happy to burn some missiles and risk the Jump, but it's not my call.

Of course, we don't have anything like 122MCr anyway, so Zhenya is going to have to find a rich friend to mooch off/hook up with a government... Or we actually pirate a ship and sell it...
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Re: 4/16/2211 Conspiracy Theories

Post by Taki117 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:01 pm

Kuerzu sets the last box aside. "Why don't we get into a parking orbit, point the cargo ramp retrograde, and use a rocket to just de-orbit the stuff? Then no one would be any the wiser."
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Re: 4/16/2211 Conspiracy Theories

Post by hardrocks » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:35 am

Calson, on hearing the likely fate of the luggage pursuades Chir and Vern to come and have a rummage.
"It'll be fun Chir, think of it as a treasure hunt. We can work on your vocab while we're at it too" he says with a crooked smile.

Chir:

hardrocks rolled 2d6 and got a total of 8:
3, 5


hardrocks rolled 2d6 and got a total of 10:
4, 6


Vern:

hardrocks rolled 2d6 and got a total of 7:
6, 1


hardrocks rolled 2d6 and got a total of 7:
4, 3
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Re: 4/16/2211 Conspiracy Theories

Post by Bindoner » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:24 am

Scree discretely picks through the cargo on the other side of the hold:

Bindoner rolled 2d6 and got a total of 8:
4, 4


Bindoner rolled 2d6 and got a total of 3:
2, 1
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Re: 4/16/2211 Conspiracy Theories

Post by dragoner » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:25 pm

hardrocks wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:35 am
Calson, on hearing the likely fate of the luggage pursuades Chir and Vern to come and have a rummage.
"It'll be fun Chir, think of it as a treasure hunt. We can work on your vocab while we're at it too" he says with a crooked smile.
Chir shyly returns his smile, as Vern takes luggage from the container, and they begin to search through it. Vern seems to be ripping it apart, semi-mystified at the accoutrements of human life , except one, an expensive pink suitcase, Chir looks again, peering in the torn lining, from which she withdraws a jewelry case, opening it, she finds antique jewelry, a necklace, rings, and earrings; white gold with rubies. Donning the necklace and rings, she says, "Ooh, pretty."

Sorting through the mail, one is a corporate security contract or "ticket" including provisions for a repatriation bond; however, behind it is another letter, hidden in the sheaf of papers. Showing it to Cal, as it may be of interest; the writer is from a lawyer, advice to the client, writing about the situation on Vijaya. "The Representative Democracy of Vijaya is by far the most powerful state, economically and militarily, except it is the baggage of their democracy that keeps them in check from expansion, or the use of hard power. There is a back door in the various corporations, a quid pro quo relationship where helping them, they can give access to the politicians." A salient passage, the contract is with General Electric of Vijaya, who in the earlier find for the mercenary killed in action on Pryp'yat, GEV had a reactor overrun by rebels. GE is a noted corporation from Earth, having built fusion reactors across the colonial sphere, GEV is a subsidiary corporation.

Bindoner wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:24 am
Scree discretely picks through the cargo on the other side of the hold:
Scree is more carefully picking through the baggage, having opened one after another, finds a book (he seems to have a thing with books) this seems to be an old classic, War and Peace by Tolstoy, an authoritative annotated edition of over 1300 pages, judging by it's cover, except that inside he finds it has been partly hollowed out, and in a difficult to open compartment covered by gummed pages (the book when opened, appears to flip naturally past the section), there is a body pistol of ceramic and plastic, caseless plastic cartridges with semi-soft clay bullets. A weapon designed to be smuggled past detectors, in a difficult to discover hiding place.

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