Built in the late Commonwealth era, Kilimanjaro Station was the first step towards the eventual terraforming of Venus. Compared to Mars, Venus would be a much more substantial project that required an orbital presence. And unlike Mars, Venus did not have a pair of small moonlets that could be repurposed for the task. So Kilimanjaro… Continue reading Sketches – Sol 2: Mount Kilimanjaro Terraforming Station
Built by CERN as a replacement for the Lunar Supercollider (itself a replacement for the venerable Future Circular Collider), orbits in a geosynchronous orbit of Mercury. When it was initially assembled in the early years of the Terran Commonwealth the Solar Supercollider represents the single largest investment in high-energy particle physics in human history, and… Continue reading Sketches – Sol 1: Icarus Station
"It's one thing for us to go and make these pronouncements, but it's another thing to actually have to organize this.. this…" "This mishmash of corporate sponsorship and panic construction?"
Common Name: Moon FlowersTaxonomic Name: M. Monblut General Appearance: A cluster of tall reedy grass-like structures, approx. 2-3 meters across, marginally taller in the center. Generally composed of two distinct parts, an A and B component. Plant is connected via underwater/underground branching roots that send shoots/stalks upwards (rhizomes). Cluster is nominally one plant, though multiple… Continue reading Sketches – Moonflowers
What's happened so far Hey, this is getting done in the first half of the month! Progress! June has been a fairly slow month, though I've seen some progress. Especially it's been getting to be regular and steady progress. I was able to hit on half of my weekend schedule goals, which is better than… Continue reading June 2022 Sitrep
A type of schnapps, Kefler is one of the most broadly consumed alcohols in Fenren society, if for the simple reason that it deals with one of the biggest practical problems with high-alcohol drinks: the general dulling of perception and "slowing" of the mind suffered by the vast majority of Fenren. While many can (and… Continue reading Sketches – Bottled Kefler
Continuing the series on Building a Navy, the Fleet Missions are the first concrete steps towards building a fleet. With the basic environment and goals laid down, a realistic (or at least plausible) series of operational requirements and operational postures begins to take shape. The Chart The conjunction of Assumptions and Goals thusly details what… Continue reading Building a Navy – deWulf Navy (3)