Ok, well my computer is loading sorta slow now, so I can't look at
all the links both of you provided, but I will tomorrow,
in case theres something I should see.
I've finished my design, and since it looks prety much the same
on all sides, I made only a side view.
The XE-1 is a large Interplanetary transport ship.
It's main propulsion source are two Dilitheum/Tritium fusion
The large sphere in the rear of the ship houses the engines
and fusion power plants that provide the power for them and the ship
as a whole.
The main fuselage of the ship contains many things,
namely the fiber optic communication system, power distribution cables
and zero gravity R&D chambers.
The main living ring is where the living area is.
The ring is comprised of 6 decks on the inside and is protected by a
hull made steel, lead and carbon composites, with an outer layer of three
inches of perfect lattice diamond. It is spun to provide .6 gravity.
The command ring is a smaller ring spun to provide .8 gravity.
It is the ships main command center.
The impact shield is comprised of a four feet of perfect lattice
diamond and five feet of steel with carbon nanotubes interlaced.
It also houses an Electro-Magneticfield generator that helps by deflecting
70% of material out of the ships way within a two mile range in front of
The maneuvering engines can turret 190º.
They are used to reduce the ships cruise speed by 30% and to flip the
ship around for deceleration.
There are four sets of escape shuttle-pod strips, each containing
six escape shuttle-pods that can carry twenty-five individuals each.
There are 8 seperate weapons clusters, four in the impact shield
spaced randomly, and four on the main living room spaced equally around
The ship uses a quantum Super-Computer to provide for the complex
calculations required for the course plotting and acceleration and
The ship can hold a maximum of 100 crew members and 600 passengers.
The ship is armed with Magnetic Acceleration Guns (Railguns),
point defense lasers and blaster missiles.
Ok, so that's my submission.
I'm interested to se what everyone can up with as well.
Oh and jra, modularability is a good idea.