Rodrick Su (
Thu, 11 May 2000 22:13:42 -0700

> >3. How are the living spaces carved out of asteroids like Luna II,
> >and A-Bau-A-Qu? I mean are the floors all stacked on top of one
> >another, or are they all arranged so that the ceilings all point
> >away from the center of the asteroid? A-Bau-A-Qu must have a strange
> >gravity field considering it's shape.
> In the cross-sectional diagrams that I've seen, it's pretty much the
> standard stack of levels aligned to an arbitrarily decided local
> vertical. It's also a standard three-dimensional Cartesian grid.
> I'd use
> a geodesic arrangement of hexagonal cells, along the lines of the
> familiar
> honeycomb, with a different local vertical for each of the six
> lobes, such
> that the floor was always toward the center of mass, but that would be a
> lot harder to draw, much less animate.
> Luna 2, the largest asteroidal body on record, is only 244 km (150 miles)
> in diameter. While its a thousand times more massive than any of the
> colonies, it's still too small to possess much in the way of
> gravity. You
> could probably obtain escape velocity with a running jump, had
> you traction
> enough to run, which you wouldn't. A'Bao'A'Qu would be so close to "zero
> gee" as would make no difference. Think of it as a big ship,
> adrift in space.

Is Axis the only astroid habitat with a gravity block? It would appear that
the Mowsa is a Bernard sphere.
Luna 2 and A'Bao'A'Qu could have as well.

[ Rodrick Su [ ]
[ [ I might be crazier than you think. ]

NetZero - Defenders of the Free World
Click here for FREE Internet Access and Email

Gundam Mailing List Archives are available at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.0b3 on Fri May 12 2000 - 14:06:09 JST