Ship Classification Societies

While shipyards build ships and shipping companies operate (and usually own) ships, who examines the designs that the yards build off and ensure that the shipping lines operate safe equipment? The answer to that is the Ship Classification Society. As an organization, they maintain the technical standards for the construction and operation of space ships,… Continue reading Ship Classification Societies

Navigation Infrastructure

Navigating in space is a surprisingly challenging affair. While one is rarely concerned about running into some unmapped planet, simply navigating by dead reckoning is a recipe for disaster. A well surveyed system will have orbital datasets for all of its components, right down to most of the asteroids, but this is by no means… Continue reading Navigation Infrastructure

Robots in the deWulf Universe

In the deWulf sector, robots come in two broad categories: Fixed/semi-fixed (used commonly for industrial tasks), and mobile robots that are used everywhere else. The former are nearly ubiquitous in industry. The need for high speed precision work virtually mandates their use. In these cases they are powerful, precision machines that are capable of sub-micrometer… Continue reading Robots in the deWulf Universe