Static Light Drives
What is static light travel you may ask? A point to point form of traveling instantly through space. Traveling faster than the speed of light is virtually impossible. In order to travel faster than light, you would be traveling faster than time which means that the place you are trying to travel too is not the place you want to go. Or, not the same time you want to go to. Where time travel is possible, faster than light is not without its issues. The static light drive fixes that.
-Proffessor Anette Othies
Today in history is a day going to be long remembered. A day when we see an end to Cryo-Travel, Cold Sleep ships, and Generational Ships. Today we mark the launch of the Static Light Drive.
The Static Light Drive will launch us into the universe without an echo and without a bang, but we will be heralded into a new era of colonization as no longer will time and distance be a limit to us.
The universe is now our playground and the Sparticus is the new bully on the street. It will pave and force our way into new worlds and into new systems, expanding far beyond what we could only have dreamed of centuries ago.
- Excerpt from a press conference on the release of the Static Light Drive
Static Light Drive
A point to point form of traveling instantly through space. Traveling faster than the speed of light is virtually impossible. In order to travel faster than light, you would be traveling faster than time which means that the place you are trying to travel too is not the place you want to go. Or, not the same time you want to go to.
Where time travel is possible, faster than light is not without its issues. Faster than light, as perviously been stated, sends the traveler at a speed faster than light possibly travels, however light still travels within time. The static light drive fixes that.
Research on star paterns and their gravitational fields have yeilded a superb amount of information in discovering a way to travel faster than light. Because of the a Neutron Star, or a Pulsar, has such a high gravitational field coupled with its enormous magnetic field if the right amount of energy can be placed at the right spot it could literally bend space to touch a point somewhere else. This bending of space is called the Horizon Fold.
By creating a field large enough around an object wanting to transfort, the gravitational field added with the magnetic field could literally bend two points in space together and instantly transport the object across vast distances. However, having to deal with such difficult objects as a Pulsar there are limits and dangers.
Large devices made to a special specification could literally piggy back other objects if they wer ein the effectual wake of the bend. However, large devices can not be manned by people as the radiation that the device would give off would be fatal instantly.
Static Light Ships
Because of the radiation danger, this was handled by creating the SLD within another ship soley for the reason of housing the drive. This SLS or Static Light Ship is an unmanned ship that stays within a specified distance to every carrier ship. One ship, depending on the size of the SLD, can transport a large number of objects depending on their distance from the ship.
Smaller versions of this drive can transport objects roughly 600 meters away. Some of the larger drives have been known to cover a distance of a few miles. The largest drive ever created was in a ship called the Sparticus. It was able to transport an entire fleet by itself which spanned over three hundred vessels at one instance. However the strain on the drive was so much that the Sparticus collapsed in on itself and a small blackhole was created in its place. A majority of the ships that were not within the Sparticus and the collapses range safely made it to their desitnation.
The device requires a lot of energy to activate. Anything non-essential must be shut off prior to activated the device or a possible recurrence of the Sparticus Incident would occur, hence why the ships are unmanned and remote piloted from a command carrier. When the device is used it leaves behind an undisclosed amount of radiation in the space left. (Undisclosed because I didn’t know what a lot would be in space) When using the SLS to transport a fleet the amount of radiation is harmful to fighter’s shields that enter the area it is so intense. Because of this, the SLS is usually kept within a safe distance to every manned vessle but away from cargo and fighter bays.
If the device was ever ruptured, during space combat or by an impact or other event, the result would in theory be the collapse of the pulsar into a blackhole. Having had this done to the Sparticus, it is more fact than theory however studies of the Sparticus Incident have theories of other anomolies involved in the event that were more of a factor to the creation of a blackhole the the collapse of the SLD.
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I will apologize now as Sci-Fi is not my forte but I tried.
No need to apologive, this is really good. There's more history behind this one drive than I've read in a lot of other FTL drives in books. Of course I'm no expert either.
Ah, I see you have finished it, history and all. Nice one.
There was much more but it was lost to me as I sent the file to the person who was using it for their Sci-Fi game. They printed it out in hardcopy and deleted the email and can't find the hardcopy.
Good detailing of an FTL system.
This is really well done, I am glad this showed up in the highlights today.