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Old October 11 2011, 01:07 AM   #24
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Re: Full impulse

MarsWeeps wrote: View Post
dave_R_treker wrote: View Post
Full impulse is 1/4 the speed of light.
That's not what it says in TMP. When the Enterprise is leaving drydock:

KIRK: Impulse power, Mister Sulu. Ahead, warp point five.

So they can go at least half the speed of light on impulse power.
One could also interpret it this way --- Kirk said Warp .5.

Warp Factor .5 ^ 3 = .125c
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