Artificial Gravity

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Outside the AYSE Drive

When the Habitat is outside the AYSE Drive, it uses centrifugal force to generate artificial gravity. Upon separating from the AYSE Drive, the habitat will fire its thrusters to propell it into a barrel roll, which produces centrifugal force that pulls objects to the floor. Given the size of the habitat, it is only possible to generate about 0.2 g of gravity using this method; as spinning any faster will produce Coriolis forces that induce nausea and dizziness in most people.

Within The AYSE Drive

While the Habitat is docked in the AYSE Drive, the constant acceleration provided by the plasma thrusters enables the habitat to maintain an environment of about 0.5 g due to the inertia of the structures and inhabitants.

Both systems of artificial gravity can only provide a fraction of the normal gravity of earth. Thus, the footwear used by the astonauts have magnets embedded in their soles. This gives astonauts the illusion that they are within a stronger gravitational field than is actualy present onboard the habitat.

Planetary Surface

To help the astronauts function normally when they are on the planetary surface, the rotation of the habitat and the acceleration are slowly adjusted over the course of the mission. Thus, when the astronauts arrive on the planetary surface, they will have become accustomed to the gravitational field's strength, and will operate as if they were under a normal gravitational field of 1 g.


For the AYSE III drive, the stardrive directs a portion of the tachyons and tardyons to the bottom of the spacecraft, creating a gravitational field equivilent to ~ 1 g