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Default MT Starship Operator's Manual (SOM) Vol 1

Hello all,

While digging through a note pad I found a question concerning the geosynchronous (geosync) orbit formula on page 61. Since I don't remember asking I probably got distracted and totally forgot about asking.

Three items are needed to calculate geosync orbit which are the world's rotation period, mass, and diameter. The diameter is the only one I could find in the MT material I had at the time, which sent me to my CT and TNE books.

In CT LBB 2 I found the section for creating planetary templates on pages 36 and 37. I also checked in TNE World Tamer's Handbook, unfortunately I can't find the book to get the pages. I'm not sure that either source was working.

My newest MT book is the MT World Builder's Guide which starting on page 60 has processes for calculating the rotation period, density and adjusting diameter of the various bodies found in the system.

I once again got confused because planet and gas giant diameters are in miles and they switch to meters and kilometers for asteroid/planetoid diameters.

Can anyone provide a reason why this was done?

Update: I finally located my copy of TNE World Tamer's Handbook and I think the section for detailing planets starts on page 83.
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Last edited by snrdg082102; October 25th, 2014 at 08:36 PM.. Reason: Add page number for TNE World Tamer's Handbook
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