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Questions tagged [impulse]
In the Star Trek universe, the impulse drive is the method of propulsion that starships and other spacecraft use when they are travelling below the speed of light.
The answer and discussion around this question
Can warp drive allow for light speed?
make me wonder about the following:
Warp drive works by warping space so that the ship need not "travel faster ...
Feb 12, 2018 at 17:50
This may be a little complicated but I will try to keep it simple
Einstein's laws of Special relativity says that the closer you get to light speed the more of a time dilation effect you get. So if ...
Aug 15, 2016 at 23:07
In Star Trek Beyond, they fix up the old Federation ship, USS Franklin. It wasn't made to fly in atmosphere, so in order to take off they need to propel it off a cliff and reach terminal velocity ...
Aug 6, 2016 at 12:17
It established that time dilation doesn't affect ships at warp. (Do ships at warp experience time dilation?)
And in this answer to this question
Why is getting back to the future always such a ...
Oct 1, 2015 at 21:48
I have read many sources and understand that impulse drive can be very fast. A quarter of impulse can be way faster than the escape velocity on Earth (11 km/s) or on the Sun (600 km/s).
Does this ...
Feb 1, 2015 at 19:38
Now the purpose of the deflector dish on a starship is to push aside debris and objects in the ships path so that when the ship is moving it doesn't plow through this debris and destroy the ship. ...
Apr 3, 2014 at 12:52
Impulse drive, how fast is it?
Throughout star trek we see various ships travelling at fractions of 'Impulse drive'. An impulse is a unit of force and thus converting to speed is difficult.
Here are ...
Sep 5, 2012 at 19:34
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