## 1g Star ShipThe acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Earth (g) is 9.81 meters per second per second. The Propulsion Sytem of a 1g Star Ship Class ship maintains a one g acceleration while in operation. ## Nearest Habitable Planet candidatesThere are two habitable planet candidates orbiting Tau Ceti in the constellation Cetus ## Planthe voyage is under constant one g acceleration ## Simplify the Mathmeasure time in years and distance in light years 1 year = 31,557,600 seconds speed of light = 299,792,458 meters per second = 1 ly / yr 1 light-year = 9,460,730,472,580,800 meters = 1 ly one g acceleration = a = 9.81 meters per second per second = 1.03 ly /yr (9.81 m / s Tau Ceti is 112,582,692,623,711,520 meters from Earth = 11.90 ly ## Relativistic Considerationsthought about this and calculated the implications Time dilation at constant acceleration - excerpt from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation The Relativistic Rocket - http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Relativity/SR/rocket.html ## ImplicationsTau Ceti is 11.90 ly away from Earth turnover point is at 5.95 ly Earth measures a travel time of
13 years 8 months 2 weeks ## Conclusionits possible |