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Space Stations of Nexus Arcana

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By Kodai-Okuda   |   
Published: September 14, 2019
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A few of the Mid-sized Megastructures(1 mile to 100 miles longest axis) from Nexus Arcana books 1-6.

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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you Lord Vader. :D

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Hello:
 Wow, this is a very nice comparison. Best thing is I can finally see your O'Neill Cylinders again! :la: .

 But I didn't expect for the Bernal Industrial Sphere to be so huge. That was an interesting surprise... although the habitable ring is mostly for the workers and their families?

 Also, I didn't recall the Goro Dei was mobile, maybe that was bad memory from my part.
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Hi Chiletrek,

Thank you.

The Bernal Sphere is mostly hollow space, so it is really big.
The agricultural and living area is for workers, crew, and their families.

Yes, the Goro Dei has a fold system, electromagnetic drives, and fusion thrusters for traveling between star systems, planets, and maintaining orbit.
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Hello:
 You are welcome :)

 So it was for them to live, cool.

 Wow, no wonder it was such an asse as you have explicitly implied :nod:
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Hi Chiletrek,

Yes, the Bernal Spheres were a major asset to all the Earth colonies that used them.
Sadly, they were also very vulnerable to attack and their ring of fusion reactors were a major liability.
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Hello:
 I am sure they would be in the real life... if humanity ever gets to build them :stare:

 Well, none of the space colonies I have seen ar meant to withstand anything more dangerous than microasteroid impacts. That is why they were such critical places in Gundam too.
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Hi Chiletrek,

With the way the politics of the world is going, I don't think we'll be building megastructures in space any time soon.

I used Gundam as a guide since Tomino used the original idea of the O'Neill cylinder proposal for his military sf.
Even my "Type-3" which has artificial gravity via a spinal Tesla-Schauberger gravitational control unit are fragile.
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Hello:
 That's so true :lonely:

 That was why Gundam was so amazing, because back then so few people even knew about space colonies, but Gundam help made the idea to reach far more people than otherwise.
 Wait, so your "Type-3" don't spin to generate gravity?
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Hi Chiletrek,

No, inertia-based "gravity" is not safe without an electromagnetic field and time-space displacement (like the Earth). If the constant acceleration comes to a stop, and/or the rotation drive is damaged in combat, the contents of said space-object will be thrown against one side usually resulting in considerable loss of life. Now in a small spacecraft this is manageable, but not on a massive structure like the O'Neill cylinder. The Type-1 cylinders did use a matched-pair of space-islands that rotated for inertia-based gravity (like the original NASA proposal). Type-2s use a combination of rotation and electromagnetic field, and the Type-3 uses no inertia-based rotation at all (the Type-3 is a product of Prodono-based tech).  The Tesla-Schauberger gravity unit uses a tokamak-style graviton collector to displace space-time without punching a hole into hyperspace. This mimics the Earth's gravity and provides 1-G to the sides of the cylinder.  However, the spine of the cylinder that goes through the center of the capsule shaped space station is a zero-g zone due to the manner in which the Tesla-Schauberger system works.

Tesla-Shauberger gravitational control unit by Kodai-Okuda

If the Tesla-Schauberger system fails on a Type-3, nothing goes flying inside, anything not bolted down just floats in zero-g. The Tesla-Schauberger system is much safer than the older gravity-schemes used in the Type-1 and Type-2.   
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