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Old September 28 2013, 02:47 AM   #14
Chuck4
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Re: Starship Cargo Volumes Compared

This is a nice theory, but for what role ever depicted in movies or the series did starships really need tens of thousands of cubic meters of cargo space? These aren't freighters.

As to support long voyages, even if a crew of 500 drank only stored potable water and ete only cold preserved produce, and recycled nothing, they would still consume only about 600 metric tons of provision, requiring only about 1000 cubic meters of cargo space, to last 1 year without resupply. The afore mentioned 8000 cubic meter can last enterprise and crew from beginning of 5 year mission to end of TMP refit.
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