Elements of Intergalactic Travel

Components of Departure

  • If accelerating via on-board propellant, then you’re looking at a delivering a significant fraction of its rest mass directly as forward momentum p=αmc (forward momentum equals efficiency factor time differential unit of mass times speed of light). The ship itself could, thus, be called a slow-burn form of matter decomposition, most easily imagined as an anti-matter bomb. Interstellar travel would be akin to a slow-burn nuclear bomb.
  • If accelerating with stationary equipment, then the process is most similar to a particle accelerator, in terms of mass ratio, energy economics, and everything else.

Stationary Launch Assist

Intermediate Economical Stage

Max-Tech Main Burn

Passive Dark Energy Slowdown

Components of Arrival

Black Hole Oberth Effect

  • Basically every galaxy has a supermassive black hole which can be identified with even today’s technology
  • As long as there is no object actively falling into the black hole, the instability of the knife-edge orbits gives good assurances of a pristine, usable, low-radiation, space environment on close-approach
  • The sheer size of supermassive black holes gives ample time to use low-thrust engines and negligible tidal forces
  • This is all ideal of accelerating or decelerating to near light-speed

Using a Black Hole’s Parameters

The Problem of Incoming Astronomy

Stellar Capture

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