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From Bajor to DS9

richard.hermes.98

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Report this Aug. 15 2012, 2:17 pm

At the end of the DS9 episode 'Babel' (S01E05) a Danube-class runabout takes Kira from Bajor to DS9 in the wink of an eye. Altough she doesn't take off from the surface and the exact flight duration is not mentioned, it doesn't seem to get near the 5 hours this trip should take a shuttle according to Odo (at 3:21) in 'The Alternate' (S02E12). So I'm curious about the average speed of a shuttlecraft and the distance between Bajor and the location of DS9 at that time.

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Report this Sep. 13 2012, 8:27 pm

star trek and time do not go hand in hand

Christopher.D.Norton.writ
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Report this Sep. 14 2012, 4:18 am

I think in the frist 3-seasons I've heard 2-hours, 6-hours, and 8-hours; I think it depends upon what ship they are taking, but 2-hours was when it was in orbit; and remember, not being in orbit it will likely be closer or farther away depending upon its orbiting its sun, and that is assuming that the danorious(sp?) belt is at a constant distance from their sun, which is by no means certain, even without the theoretical realities fo the expansion of the fabric of space-time, and even without the notion that the galaxy is spinning, and there is no reason to believe a wormhole would be, but if it were made by aliens it could be constructed to be stable in that sense, like a bar connecting two of the arms of a feris wheel, that would remain in relitively constant proximity to both, even when the feris wheel is turning.


But to further clairify, I assume that neither 6 nor 8 hours (or 2 for that matter) are at warp; I once heard read (I thing in the book "The Science of Star Trek" that impulse speed was 1/4 of light speed; but that is for a federation star ship, not a Bajorin ship, nor even a starfleet shuttle or "run about"; and warp one is approximitely light speed, maybe 1.1 light speed, depending upon the ship.


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Christopher.D.Norton.writ
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Report this Sep. 14 2012, 4:26 am

no correction 1.1 is Han's Falcon, wrong series; so I think warp 1 is in fact light speed, but I cannot say for which series; fporbably TOS or TNG

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Report this Sep. 14 2012, 12:44 pm

You make a good point about Bajor's orbit around its sun, in relation to the wormhole.  Did it also orbit around the sun, or did it remain where it was?  If the latter (as I think more likely), then the time required to travel between DS9 and the planet could vary.


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Report this Sep. 16 2012, 5:26 pm

Although DS9 is 3 hours away from Bajor in a Danube runabout. This stated O'Brien to Keiko when he offered her the position as Chief Botanist (idk the ep exactly) on Bajor.

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Report this Sep. 20 2012, 6:49 am

Quote: username8434 @ Sep. 13 2012, 8:27 pm

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>star trek and time do not go hand in hand

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hehe.


 


But Christopher makes a good point too -- Kira is in a Federation runabout, not a passenger shuttle, so it stands to reason that in "Babel" she would make it to the planet faster. Also she only has to get within beaming distance from the surface. And finally, we don't know how long it took her; the travel time was not shown. I forget how long Sisko said her deadline was... eight hours? Not sure. But yes she is in a faster ship than a standard passenger transport.


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Report this Sep. 22 2012, 2:31 pm

To return to the subject of more or less 3 hours a runabout or another ship wouldn't go to warp from the station to Bajor so at impuls (full or precentage) it would take about that long.

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Report this Nov. 04 2012, 10:30 pm

The shuttle had to land at a spaceport of some sort and go through traffic control.  Kira was on an emergency mission, taking a direct route on a ship that was capable of much faster speeds, and didn't land but only got within transporter range of the scientist.

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Report this Dec. 22 2012, 4:13 pm

Although I assume all objects in space have to orbit something, you are right in saying the distance from DS9 to Bajor does vary. Because when Starfleet took over Terok Nor,  the space station was in orbit of Bajor, but after the discovery of the wormhole, it was relocated at a position near the terminus of the wormhole.

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