Power generation

From ImperialWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Star Wars Power Generation)
(Star Trek Power Generation)
Line 11: Line 11:
 
The Romulan Empire does not use matter-antimatter reactors on its starships.  Instead, they collect energy from the decay of an artificial [[singularity]].
 
The Romulan Empire does not use matter-antimatter reactors on its starships.  Instead, they collect energy from the decay of an artificial [[singularity]].
  
The actual power produced by a Federation warp core is unclear.  [[Williarm Riker|Commander Riker]] once stated that the ''[[Enterprise-D|Enterprise]]'' could not generate a terawatt of power, but subsequent events have suggested greater power generation.  The ship's warp core is known to have undergone some modifications and upgrades following Riker's statement<ref>TNG "Booby Trap"</ref>, and the [[Geordi Laforge|chief engineer]] subsequently said it could generate power "into the terawatt range". Despite these statements, a plan to use the ship to stabilize the orbit of a small moon<ref>TNG "Deja Q"</ref> suggests substantially greater power generation.
+
The actual power produced by a Federation warp core is unclear.  [[Williarm Riker|Commander Riker]] once stated that the ''[[Enterprise-D|Enterprise]]'' could not generate a terawatt of power, but subsequent events have suggested greater power generation.  The ship's warp core is known to have undergone some modifications and upgrades following Riker's statement<ref>TNG "Booby Trap"</ref>, and the [[Geordi Laforge|chief engineer]] subsequently said it could generate power "into the terawatt range".
 +
 
 +
Despite the officers' statements, a plan to use the ship to stabilize the orbit of a small moon suggests substantially greater power generation, as much as 21,000 TW<ref>TNG "Deja Q" -- changing the velocity of a 6E13 kg mass by 4 km/s within 7 hours</ref>.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 22:47, 4 December 2007

Personal tools