Feature #1213

Turn and Burn Autopilot Technology

Added by Jacob Triffo 5 months ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:10/16/2018
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Frédéric Bertolus% Done:


Target version:1.2.0


Add Turn and Burn Autopilot as an advanced technology.

What I mean by this is that the ship will accelerate as fast as possible (caps lock on, aka YOLO Mode) towards the target, then halfway there it will flip the ship and burn retrograde up to the target. This is the fastest possible way to travel between two points in space, and would give great benefit to traders and warships alike. It would also allow for faster travel on stock engines, therefore reducing the perceived threat of your navy.

The tradeoffs are that moving targets will introduce error to the equation, making it less efficient. Also if anything gets in your way, you're less likely to avoid it and damage your ship.

Is the tradeoff worth it? Time will tell.


#1 Updated by Gwennaël Arbona 5 months ago

  • Assignee set to Frédéric Bertolus
  • Target version set to 1.2.0

There is a pretty good idea here, though we're not going to add it exactly the same way. We're going to investigate if the existing brake command can perform a flip-and-burn at high speeds to stop as fast as possible. Stay tuned !

#2 Updated by Frédéric Bertolus 5 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed


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