Solar Sail

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A Solar Sail us a kind of ship propulsion drive that uses the solar wind to provide motive locomotion in the vacuum of system space.


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STL Drive Specifications[edit]

STL Drive Specifications (Starship Propulsion)
Category Specifications Remarks
Name Solar Sail They are an efficient capable drive, but lack power compared to other drives and are regarded as a curiosity mostly used for luxury, sportsmen, emergency use, or by those with no more efficient technologies.
Drive Type Maneuver Drive The efficacy of such drives is inverse to a ship's location within the heliosphere. Acceleration and power fall dramatically as a ship grows distant from a solar system.
Velocity Sublight No known solar sail can enable FTL traverse although some speculate and hypothesize it possible. Solar sail technologies from outside Charted Space may have different capabilities.
Duration Near-unlimited Most versions have near unlimited endurance while in the system heliosphere.
Hazards Solar Shadow Solar sailors rely on the emitted radiation of a star so any astrographic feature that blocks such emitted radiation is a considerable hazard. Propulsion outside the heliosphere is near impossible.
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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Selected Solar Sailing Craft[edit]

  1. Ballista class Solar Sailor
  2. Type XSS class Express Solar Sailor

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