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posted on Oct, 5 2014 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: HotblackDesiato
a reply to: Harte

The deceleration begins approx. 313 days before you wish to stop.

Not under constant 1 g acceleration, if your previous estimated travel time is correct.

Harte




posted on Oct, 5 2014 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: Harte

originally posted by: HotblackDesiato
a reply to: Harte

The deceleration begins approx. 313 days before you wish to stop.

Not under constant 1 g acceleration, if your previous estimated travel time is correct.

Harte


Did you read my previous post correctly?

The ship accelerates at 1g for 313 days, at which point we reach 0.9c and turn the engine off.

We are now cruising at 0.9c under no acceleration.

When we want to stop the ship we fire the engine in the opposite direction, with a thrust of 1g, for 313 days.

(We're using 1g thrusts simply because it's a pleasant environment for humans to live in for a sustained period.)





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