Saturday, January 21, 2006

A useful equation

In post

Chance to hit = speed of projectile * k * (
sqrt(sqrt(size1 * size2)/ acceleration ))
acceleration means ship acceleration.
size1 * size2 is an area of target at the impact time.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Lunar terraforming


James Nicoll wrote:
> I see references to temporarily terraforming worlds like
>the Moon. I've been doing some BOTE calculations, but I am not
>sure what the implications are. I also have some unrelated questions:

> The air pressure seems to drop off much slower (eg: at 50 km,
>the pressure on a 1 atm at sea level tformed Moon is ~1/3 at, vs

Calculations to follow:

Commetary irrigation.
Terraforming fleet sizing.
Finished Lunar images.