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Re: A Couple Of Jump Travel Questions
« Reply #90 on: 28 July 2017, 14:20:13 »
My View on the over all jumpship numbers is to 10x the 3050 numbers of 3,000 (so roughly 30,000) for the great houses, but use the old 3025 numbers of 2,000 as the jumpships available to house militarys.

So on average each of the five houses has about 6,000 jumpships, 2,000 are used by the military
Further brake down of the military ones your going to have some that are active, others are just entering their active phase/ undergoing training and shakedowns post refits and the remaining are entering a refit period. At best one could count on about 1/2 to about 4/5ths of their over all numbers to be able to respond given a few weeks notice., depending on the ratios used. So ~1,000 to ~1600 jumpships for the military at one time of which they are needed for troop transport (tactical), cargo & personnel transport (strategic), naval escort, naval patrols, customs duty and so on.

Currently im viewing a 3 year active duty, then a ~6 month refit followed by about 6 months of training & workups, with many crews fulfilling their 5 year (basic) enlistments during this period, being ~2 years training followed by a 3 year tour of duty, with the last 6ish months of their training being on the ship in it's working up phase.

These numbers do not include Mercenary, Comstar, the minor houses nor the Clans.

All told perhaps at most some 45,000 jumpships.

Though It should be stated that even Civilian ships are going to have a fair number of ships not in active use, though far fewer and with less down time, perhaps going as far as having two crews to minimize downtime to crew needs.

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Re: A Couple Of Jump Travel Questions
« Reply #91 on: 02 April 2021, 09:39:05 »
A Lagrange point is a place in space where the combined gravitational forces of two very massive bodies-the Earth and the Sun, or the Earth and the Moon-are equal to the centrifugal force felt by a much smaller third body. The interaction of these forces creates a point of equilibrium where a simulated spacecraft can be permanently "parked" for observations. And there is a satellite — if we launch it too close to the Sun, then gradually gravity will pull it towards the star, and it will either crash into it or enter the solar orbit. The same thing happens with jumping and extreme tourism. To build a trail gear list for you, you need to know all the points on earth where you would go to make this journey safe. I do not think that it is possible to achieve this on earth, but as for the moon and the earth - if the gravity is strong enough, then once between these objects, you can "freeze" in place in the air. Fantasy
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Re: A Couple Of Jump Travel Questions
« Reply #92 on: 02 April 2021, 12:19:39 »
I hope when moderators shut down JonyWest that they leave his spam on this thread because that is an epic, tailored, almost on-topic post.
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Re: A Couple Of Jump Travel Questions
« Reply #93 on: 02 April 2021, 16:17:28 »
It's scary how smart the bots are getting...  :o

But yes, that link must DIE!

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Re: A Couple Of Jump Travel Questions
« Reply #94 on: 03 April 2021, 10:22:13 »
I hope when moderators shut down JonyWest that they leave his spam on this thread because that is an epic, tailored, almost on-topic post.

We did  ;D
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Re: A Couple Of Jump Travel Questions
« Reply #95 on: 03 April 2021, 11:26:59 »
Uh... the link is still live??  :o

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Re: A Couple Of Jump Travel Questions
« Reply #96 on: 03 April 2021, 12:18:39 »
Uh... the link is still live??  :o

Edited to redirect to the Appalachian conservancy. We'll just leave that post there like that bit of swamp at Hogwarts after the whole Umbridge mess. Anyhow, back to the subject at hand.
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Re: A Couple Of Jump Travel Questions
« Reply #97 on: 03 April 2021, 12:47:23 »
Rog. thanks!  :thumbsup:

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Re: A Couple Of Jump Travel Questions
« Reply #98 on: 03 April 2021, 12:53:22 »
Thanks. Then it is safe to be left behind and sleep forever.

 

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