Author Topic: Technology Abilities, Fold Speeds/Travel Times  (Read 1154 times)

Offline Sketchley

  • Administrator
  • General
  • *
  • Posts: 5148
    • View Profile
    • Sketchley's Macross Gateway - check today!
Technology Abilities, Fold Speeds/Travel Times
« on: September 11, 2011, 04:11:14 AM »
The following are an agreed-upon set of constants, such as how long it takes for a Fold Communications transmission to reach the destination over a set distance, how fast/far a space fold is, things like that.

Fold Carbon: needed for Fold Drives, Fold Communication, etc.
Fold Quartz: needed for Super Fold Drives, near instantaneous Fold Communication (out to N distance, not inhibited by Fold Barriers, etc.).
« Last Edit: April 10, 2016, 05:04:53 AM by Sketchley »

Offline Sketchley

  • Administrator
  • General
  • *
  • Posts: 5148
    • View Profile
    • Sketchley's Macross Gateway - check today!
Re: In-Universe Technology Limitations and Abilities
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2016, 05:03:32 AM »
Fold Speeds

Fold Technology:
- 1 light year every 2 hours (Fold Booster: approx. 1 light year every 90 min + recharge time)
- ships MAY be the same or 1/2 of that rate
- some ships, like the Varohta High Speed Cruiser, are 1/3 to 1/4 of that rate

Super Fold Technology:
- reduces Fold travel times to 1/10 (so a 10 day trip becomes a 1 day trip)
- 1 light year every 12 minutes (Super Fold Booster: approx. 1 light year every 9 min + recharge time)


Fold Travel Times
NUNS Galactic Map
The majority of Fold travel is via normal Fold.  This is especially true for bulk cargo and economy class transports.  Only the most expensive couriers, transports, or elite government leaders and military forces have access to Super Fold Drive equipped vehicles.

Cloversheen to Christos (one side of M45-3 to the other) - approx. 50 light years
- regular Fold, non-stop: approx. 75 hours (3.13 days)
- regular Fold, with stops*: approx. 100 hours (4.17 days)
- Super Fold, non-stop: approx. 7.5 hours
- Super Fold, with stops: approx. 10 hours

Stepan to New Sahara (one end of M45-3 to the other) - approx. 100 light years
- regular Fold, non-stop: approx. 150 hours (6.25 days)
- regular Fold, with stops*: approx. 200 hours (8.33 days)
- Super Fold, non-stop: approx. 15 hours
- Super Fold, with stops: approx. 20 hours

Earth to Midway (center of M45-3) - approx. 450 light years
- regular Fold, non-stop: approx. 28.125 days (4.01 weeks)
- regular Fold, with stops*: approx. 37.5 days (5.36 weeks)
- Super Fold, non-stop: approx. 67.5 hours (2.81 days)
- Super Fold, with stops: approx. 90 hours (3.75 days)


* recharge, Fold Fault delays, alternate routes, whatever