is a rotating spaceship under propulsion feasible?

  1. I didn’t think the nauvoo was supposed to be under thrust constantly since it was a generation ship. I figured it would be secured for the initial thrust and then the cylinder would provide artificial gravity once it was underway and the engine was off

  2. Yes. If you have 0.1g from acceleration, but you want 0.8 g for the crew, you do need 0.7g via rotation. Its just not a simple drum anymore (like the nauvoo). The deck would need to be angled, with changes in acceleration the angle would also need to change. The spaceship in avatar used somethink like this, the habitat rings in aurora possibly as well.

  3. As i see it you could either have 1 g from accelaration or 1 g from spinning and because you would constantly accelarate they couldnt use the drum so the design is completly useless for the interstellar travel it was designed for.

  4. F they accelerate much slower (but for a longer time), i.e. 0.1g for 20 years they would still be very fast. And during acceleration the inside of the drum would feel like an inclined ramp.

  5. I personally immagine ships designed for extremely long them missions would likely rely on a system in which they use thrust gravity during their trip and spinning gravity is instead designed for the months years or potentially even decades the ships would remain in orbit around the destination.

  6. If you need a ship to generate 1g by spin or by thrust, then you could have the habitats be in modular sections that can tilt inward or outward depending on acceleration and deceleration.

  7. Think of the fuel it would need to accelerate that mass for that length of time. I think the idea was to get it going and then coast at a sustainable speed. I doubt it had the acceleration capability of the ships we're used to seeing either. Too much mass.

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