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GTOC X
10th Global Trajectory Optimisation Competition

May 21, 2019, 8 p.m. UTC

June 12, 2019, 8 p.m. UTC

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Are Settlement Pods the same as Settler ships?

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jiannianchuan

Can Settlement Pods depart from a settled star? If so how many Pods can depart from a settled star?

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Anastassios@JPL

No, they are different; they can't depart from a settled star. Remember, Settlement Pods only have one manoeuvre. Settlement Pods only arrive at a star. Up to three settler ships can then depart from the star, but only if at least 2 Myr have passed since the arrival of the Settlement Pod.

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matieu

Better wait 2 Myr, as stated in the problem description :-)

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Anastassios@JPL

Thank you to the Matieu's sharp eyes at uni-bremen. I have edited my post above to say the correct "2 Myr".

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jiannianchuan

I was confused by the picture. Mother ships(blue line) carry only pods. Why there are black lines? they are Settlement pods or settler ships?

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jiannianchuan

Re-describe my question: As Anastassios@JPL described above the blue lines will be clean without black lines

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jiannianchuan

OK, I see. Thank you! @Anastassios@JPL

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