G.S.S. Galaxy Chacer

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G.S.S. Galaxy Chaser was an experimental spacecraft operated by Gudersnipe School in the early Fifth Age. Chaser was designed for one purpose only: speed.

Sublight Engines[edit]

The N-Space drive on chaser was a single, highly-augmented Ion vacuum drive that ran the full length of the ship. It was a 0/100 single-direction drive with a record nine re-compression cycles. Though technically a vacuum drive, eighty-five percent of the ship's weight was made up of fuel for the engine augment systems.

The ship also employed FTL Jump drives in both directions for safety purposes.

Drop Pods[edit]

Galaxy Chaser carried so much fuel that the external tanks were designed to be jettisoned when empty. In fact, the reason for the number of compression stages in the drive was primarily because augment fuel would become unavailable as the tanks dried.

FTL Drive[edit]

Chaser used a largely standard Python Reactor for FTL, with an extended photon trap and extremely fine tuning. In it's day, the reactor reached a record 96.1% Python conversion, a record it held until being surpassed by the Star Hammer. For it's size, Chaser's FTL drive was quite large.

Power Source[edit]

The ship was powered by eight Zero-Point Generators, one of the only times the Foundation openly admitted to using this technology.

Records[edit]

Chaser briefly held the Production Sublight Speed Record, which at the time was only called the Sublight Speed Record, and prompted the Foundation to re-define that particular milestone. Chaser did hold the all-time sublight speed record for a manned ship for quite some time.

The ship also holds the record for the single fastest speed ever recorded, 22,848,000 times the speed of light, achieved in the void between two galaxies.