Whilst Benevectoras was a revolutionary design in terms of providing mass, low cost transport between earth and mars, some complained of the fact that the transfer time was far longer than was appreciated, particularly for passengers. This led the Foundation Society to explore the use of different cycle orbital trajectories for Cassandras, allowing for a 48% reduction in transfer times. Comprising 30 identical settlements, Cassandras was more specifically designed to accomodate large numbers of passangers, with a slight reduction in cargo capacity. However this added quality of transfer vehicle and reduction in transfer time does come with a higher associated cost than the use of Benevectoras (especially as getting to and from the Cassandras orbit requires a large amount of fuel).

Earth-Mars Cycler

Initial Operating Capacity Achieved – 2094

Location – An Earth-Mars cycler orbit with 5 Synodic Periods and 4 Solar Revolutions per Cycle

Population – 30 separate spacecraft, each with 60 staff and up to 500 passengers 

This webpage refers to a fictional space settlement which is part of the UK Space Design Competition. No information presented here or implied herefrom should be regarded as factual. Any similarities with real events, places, or persons are purely coincidental.