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Re: PoA taking off from Reach… again

In Response To: Re: PoA taking off from Reach… again (Cody Miller)

: I did a quick calc, and for a ship that size, assuming escape velocity of

: 13km/s and a rocket exhaust of 4.5km/s, that means you'd need 135658.87kg

: per ton for 8000 tons, so thats 1085264000 kg of fuel, or basically the

: equivalent of 155037 elephants just the get the thing into orbit, assuming

: every last bit of fuel is burned. It'd be more if you want to fly the

: thing once in orbit!

: Yikes.

Assuming, of course, current fuel technologies. I would be more comfortable with energy numbers, even if it still adds up ginormously. I am currently mentally exhausted to point where I can't even multiply a few numbers in a row without messing up, so if anyone else is up for the calcs... :P