C-ship home

C-ship Mission:
Trans-Lattice Shuttle

Fourmilab home

In the movie above, we continued to accelerate all the way through the Lattice and blasted out of the far side still piling on velocity. A more reasonable mission would be to accelerate until we reach the half-way point, cut the drive and turn around, and then decelerate until we come to a stop at the other side of the Lattice. We could even imagine, looping the movie, that we're operating a shuttle service between stations at opposite sides of the Lattice.

In this movie, we show a view of the Lattice accounting for Lorentz contraction, aberration, and Doppler shift every 10 days into the mission. The 180 degree turn at the midpoint is shown in real time.

by John Walker