Thread: TL9 Spaceships
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:48 PM   #23
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Default Re: TL9 Spaceships

Originally Posted by munin View Post
Are you dividing magsail acceleration by (1/D)^2? It's not mentioned in the magsail description, but is mentioned on p. 39. Discussions on the forums haven't concluded yet which is more realistic*. If you are dividing acceleration, magsails still have some inner system applications at TL9, but often aren't the best option for outer system travel.
Realistically, magsails should also get constant acceleration, by reeling out more cable as the stellar wind decreases. This is ultimately limited by the tensile strength of the cable, though.

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