Lunar Serenity

For the "Galactic Expo 2494" the government of Ravdalen approached Heesen Shipyards and ordered a top of the line yacht that would show what Ravdalen was capable of in both design and technology.
For this project Heesen had full support of the "Global Technical Department" and the "Marcraman labs". (A lab where ground breaking technology is being developed.) Ravdalen is a planet approx. 4 lightyears from Earth and inhabited by Humans and Marcrami. (Best described as "Elves")

It was decided to create a retro looking boatshape that would be combined with the big fins that are common on Macrami ships. The most radical part of the ship is it's FTL propulsion:

The inclined part of the ship functions as a location for a very dense magnetic field. This field is generated by a negative side (bottom) and a positive side (top) In this field plasma is sprayed.

The plasma functions as a hyperconducter, the 2 wings on the side of the ship house neutron emitter systems. Once fired into the field the neutrons will kind of react with the plasma that is already in the magnetic field, creating a supersmooth layer to "glide" on.
By pulsing the magnetic generators a forward or backward movement is created.

1 prototype is currently finished and is being prepared for the Expo. The second is an exact replica of the first, but is painted in "Dave Clarke Red" and will probably become a testplatform for an even faster wave. (non civilian)


Name: Lunar Serenity

Role: Civilian luxury vessle
Type: Megayacht HS-3
Quantity: 2
Shipyard: Heesen Shipyards
Location: Ravdalen (Oceanica)
Year of launch: 2492
Purpose: Showcase for the upcoming Galactic Expo (2494)
Main Designers: Ingo Stratoski, Mark Rademaker, Kirean-dor
Current status: Prototype finished and being tested.

Dimensions and technical data:
Length: 326 Meters
Width: 77 Meters (hull) 148 meters (wings widest span)
Height: 67 Meters

Maximum passangers: 700
Personal and bridge crew: 75

Propulsion systems:
Main FTL system: Magnetic superconducting particle drive.
Secondary FTL system: not implemented
Sublight system: ion folding engines (4x)
Thrusters: "360" (Rapid motion systems) (4x)
Antigrav/planetary propulsion: 3 antigrav pads.

Weapon systems:
none at the present time.

People transfer method:
docking ports (space/land/sea capable)
shuttlebay (space/sea capable)
lifeboats (36 x 25 people)

Cargo transfer method:
3 cargo teleporting lasers and a docking port for living cargo.

Inertia breakers:
Embedded Dynamic quantum border shield.

Primary space debris deflection system:
Negative magnetic bombarding system.

Second space debris deflection system: (backup)
Anti attraction polarisation.

Sensor arrays:
6 embedded sensor platforms, 1 forward, 1 backward, 2 on each side.

Probe/flare launchers:
1 backward probe launcher.

Communication array:
1 topcom deepspace capable transmission (1.3 yottahertz)

Designer notes:

For more effecient neutron injection the neutron emitters had to be moveable. By placing them at the end of the wings they can slide forward an backward on the ship. The computer will adjust the wings if the speed is changing (faster speed will let the wings slide more to the back of the ship.)
The ship can float on water and also move on water if needed. Depth sensors will prevent the ship from stranding.

Hours worked on the model: about 50 spreaded over 5 weeks.
Concept created by Mark Rademaker for the SCN contest 2007.