Flight of the Magellan
Project Rising Sun
Project Name: Rising Sun
Company Name: Mitsubishi/Koridansu
Presenter Name: Ikei Takahashi
Proceed to Wolf 1061 (approximately 14LY from Sol) and survey the three planets orbiting the red dwarf, with special care and ground mission on Wolf 1061c, a planet in the habitable zone of the star.
· Locate deposits of Palladium, Iridium, Platinum and Painite
· Calculate cost to gain ratios of 14LY trip
· Assess feasibility of establishing a mining colony, either manned or otherwise.
· This is a long term voyage to assess the sustainability of acquiring rare metals and minerals from a habitable system outside to domain of the Solar System, creating a marketable monopoly on needed materials that grow scarce in system.
· Crew of the Magellan, including surveyors, botanists and geologists.
· EUS Magellan transport ship, Megalodon Dropship, two heavy duty Rovers, HPD (Habitat Printing Device), Small Armory: 20 Hammer M-11 Bolt Pistols, 8 Mono-Machetes, 1 Power Sword, 8 Squad Rifles, 2 Marksman Rifles plus sufficient ammunition for mission if needed. Armory will be on lockdown requiring Captain and 1st Mate to unlock.
· Primary planetary focus: Wolf 1061c
· No outside support once in transit
· Fabrication station aboard the Magellan and one that can be brought down, piece by piece, for use on planet.
· Full HazMat and Quarantine procedures are to be in use once planetside. All resources to be scanned for biological and toxic contaminants prior to loading for return trip to Sol System.
· Be Mindful of A.R.G.
○ Atmosphere – Non-flechette weapons STRICTLY prohibited aboard both shuttle and transport vessel.
§ Know where slap patches and goop balls are in every part of the ship, your life may depend on it.
§ Watch for chips from debris on any view port you look through and visually inspect any external portion of the ship you can see for damage or venting atmosphere.
○ Radiation – Crew to wear Rad monitors and keep them maintained at all times.
§ Crew is shielded from background, or “Cosmic” radiation in internal superstructure of the Magellan.
§ Be aware of Solar flares and proceed to bridge or crew deck as they are the most heavily shielded
§ An alarm will sound if the engine core is breached or opened, which can lead to radiation poisoning as well. Keep breaches and open engines to a minimum and check your badge often.
§ Make use of the spinning hab section of the Magellan to avoid adverse effects of a microgravity environment. Exercise daily.
§ The size of Wolf 1061c is roughly 4 Earth masses, as such all ground crew will need to be fitted with interface plugs and vehicle links for a modified EVA Viper suit to combat the excess gravity. If your EVAV runs out of power, return to the Hab, Rover or dropship for recharge as soon as you are able, resting when needed.
· If xenobiological specimens are found, examine from afar, take samples when able.
· Safety is a priority for the crew. Corporate cares for you and wishes you to return home safely with the cargo. You are a valued asset to Corporate.
· May 31st 2028 – Crew Launch from Edwards AFB to L4 Paradise station prior to transit to Tycho Lunar Colony
· June 3rd 2028 – Board Shuttle for Tycho
· June 4th 2028 13:00 – Debriefing in Hanger 7C
· June 4th 2028 14:00 – Megalodon Launch, transit to Martian Orbital Factories for final docking with EUS Magellan
· June 8th 2028 – Navigate from Martian fueling station and deploy Solar Sails.
· June 9th 2028 – Crew enters braindance
· June 9th 2028 – EUS Magellan engages primary engines accelerating over the next month to maximum speed of approximately 2.5c
· September 24th 2033 – Ship to begin deceleration.
· October 12th 2033 – Crew to awaken.
· October 13th 2033 – EUS Magellan estimated arrival at Wolf 1061 system
· March 15th 2034 – Prep for return trip
· June 2039 – Arrive at Sol System with cargo
· Overview of progress against schedule
○ On-track for crew launch to Paradise Station
○ Behind in Fueling the Magellan
○ Ahead in loading needed tools and materials.
· Unexpected delays caused by systems malfunction on board the Magellan, crews are working around the clock to make deadlines.