SA-128S Propulsion System Data

Replacing the old fashioned propulsion systems of the previous starfury designs is a totally new architecture. Utilizing the graviton technologies and a system similar to the Gemini class Strike Dreadnought's Millipede propulsion system, this system provides unsurpassed performance. The outer shell of the fighter contains several arrays of small graviton emitters. They provide propulsion by adding the net force of all of them together. This provides several advantages including increased acceleration, agility and considerably higher efficiency. Tied together with conventional propulsion systems this fighter uses the best of both worlds and maximum redundancy.

Conventional emitters are located out from the body so that the gravitational field falls somewhat evenly on its surface. This reduces stress as the entire ship is pulled at the same rate. However, many smaller emitters can achieve the same result as their small spheroids add to provide the same result. This configuration provides more control over the fields as the system can more precisely control the field modulations. It allows the system to move the fighter in any direction with equal acceleration and complete control. Also, since gravitational fields are proportional to the inverse square of their distance from the mass that they are acting on these emitters provide greater efficiency. By using the same amount of power, much more gravimetric force is provided to the fighter. This allows considerably lower power consumption and much higher maximum output when it is needed.

This system also provides another advantage to the fighter. The MPG System provides an inherent 'inertial dampening' system as when the gravimetric field pulls you one way, inertia pulls the other. This significantly reduces the effects of inertia on the pilot and allows the fighter to achieve accelerations as high as 800 km/s2. The 'inertial dampening' system is also assisted with several gravimetric emitter units inside of the fighter which also provide artificial gravity to the pilots.

As stated above, this fighter also has conventional propulsion systems. Several manoeuvring thrusters provide additional agility, acceleration and stealth capabilities. The thrusters provide additional force in accelerating and manoeuvring the fighter. This adds to the already incredible performance of the gravimetric drive system. Each of the thrusters can be used as either an ion engine or chemical thrust unit. The ability to use conventional chemical thrust provides them with increased stealth abilities. As ions provide EM fields and gravitons create detectable forces, they can give away the position of the fighter. Chemical thrust is not charged and provides no detectible features. It quickly dissipates, leaving no trail behind it. Finally, the conventional thrust systems provide redundancy as well as mechanical control capability if the situation should ever arise.


This system provides enormous acceleration capabilities. The MPG system provides a maximum acceleration of 10 km/s2 in standard mode. This provides it with nearly 4X more agility than any other known fighter designs. This is achieved through the increased efficiency of these emitters, the huge power output of the on-board GRC Reactor and optimised graviton emission. When using the output from the main CBPU this system can provide 800 km/s2 acceleration for short periods of time. This allows the fighter to escape from nearly any situation it is faced with. Even when using the smaller CBPU system on the propulsion system it can accelerate as fast as 100 km/s2 for up to ten seconds and recharge in less than two minutes.

This incredible acceleration in any direction provides it with extensive abilities in fighting conditions. It allows it to move faster (since it doesn't have to worry as much about time to turn back if so needed) and attack very effectively. This allows them to execute manoeuvres that would otherwise be impossible. It allows one Phantom class fighter to take on numerous fighters at a time.