View Single Post
Old August 5 2013, 05:34 PM   #14
R. Star
Rear Admiral
R. Star's Avatar
Location: Shangri-La
Re: Warp speed calculations in Excel

Crazyewok wrote: View Post
R. Star wrote: View Post

There's a website with a working calculator. But even that's flawed. I checked Voyager's 75,000 LY to get home at their max cruising speed of 9.975 and it showed me a bit over 5 years. Maybe they knew Janeway would stop to inspect every spec of space dust in between here and there when they cited the 70 year number.

Well i go by the idea that yeah if the went warp 9+ they could have done it in years.....

But theres a diffrence to making that speed and maintaining it. Yeah the ship can ho 9.975 but only for a few minutes, longer and you risk tearing the ship apart or burning the engines out. Hence why warp 6 seems to be used alot. Maybe its the ideal speed to avoid damage and give the best fuel economy?
In the pilot of Voyager they made a point of saying "sustainable cruise velocity of Warp 9.975."
"I was never a Star Trek fan." J.J. Abrams
R. Star is offline   Reply With Quote