To the capsuleers of New Eden i wish to submit to you a proposal in multiple parts, with the end goal being the exploration of the region nearby the EvE gate.
Part 1: Data collection
The first part of this proposal involves the building and manning of a set of structures in the New Eden solar system itself, consisting of a research lab/engineering complex and citadel, dedicated to studying the storms/events coming from the gate itself. These structures would be tasked with gaining a better understanding of the nature of the storms, as well as developing systems to shield not only a ship, but several kilometers of surrounding space around said ship from the storms’ effects as well.
Part 2: Development of a modified Spatial Phenomena Generator
The second part of this proposal is the development of a modified Spatial Generator with the data collected from part 1; a generator capable of, if not out right negating, then at least minimizing the effects of the massive radiation storm in the region of the EvE gate on the vessel it is fitted to and a region of at least 10-15 Kilometers around the ship.
The theory behind this proposal is that if a “standard” Titan Spatial Generator can affect a nearly 20,000km range with such powerful effects, than if one takes the same technology and focuses it into a smaller area, one can achieve even stronger effects on local spacetime, perhaps even strong enough to deal with the storm around the EvE gate.
Part 3: Obtaining a usable set of spatial coordinates near the gate region itself
A secondary objective from part 1 would the attempt to isolate a region near the gate to which a warp drive could lock on to, not a jump portal generator. (Titan spatial generators cannot operate during jump as far as i know, and even so, the mere seconds it takes the generator to activate might be too long and ship would be destroyed.)
With these coordinates in hand we would then need to begin the process of working out sub coordinates, as it would be impossible to warp directly to the gate itself, not only because of distance, but also the need to re-supply the Titan with fuel every so often to keep the Spatial Generator operating constantly.
Part 4.1: A very special ship
Once the first three parts are completed, the next steps involve either getting an empire titan, or a faction titan, with the right systems to house this modified Titan Spatial Generator. If no current Titans exist that fit the bill, then we Research and build one ourselves that will. After acquiring a ship, the generator will installed, and ship fitted with capacitor systems to increase the total capacitor capacity and recharge rate. This might take the form of cap batteries and injectors, or capacitor regeneration systems.
Part 4.2: The need for speed
Another set of modifications would need to be installed on this Titan as well. A set of systems to optimize it’s hyperspatial systems, namely rigs, and hyperspatial optimizers. In addition to these, the pilot would need to be equipped with High Grade Ascendancy Implants. Current Projections place a titan at traveling 6.4 AU/s with these modifications. This is important as the longer the ship takes to get out tot he gate, the more fuel is needed to keep the Spatial Generator operational during the travel period, it also means more stops to refuel the Titan.
Part 5: Logistics
Assuming all of the above can be done, and proven to work, the next part comes down to logistics, namely the logistics of re-fueling the titan every half hour or so based on projected fuel requirements for the spatial generator. This would be accomplished using Jump Freighters and a Cynosural Beacon fitted to the titan.
Every 30 mins or so, the titan would drop out of warp and come to a stop, both to recharge it’s capacitor (it may need to do this more often depending on warp drive power needs), and would light a Cynosural Beacon. With the Spatial Generator providing a bubble of between 10-15 KM, the Freighter would lock onto the beacon, jump to the Titan, refuel the titan with isotopes, strontium, Ozone, ect and either jump out, or be briged out using the Titan’s Jump bridge (whichever is more efficient). The titan would then continue to the next set of coordinates, and the cycle would continue until it reaches its destination.
Part 6: Exploration/Establishment of a forward research base
With the titan now either near the EvE gate itself, or at least in a region of interest near the Gate, the process of exploration can begin. Either the titan itself forms a mobile base of operations, or else a structure is anchored, one that can fit a modified version of the same generator used to shield the titan and that can be used a forward operating base to stage the titan out of. Such a structure would also be able to get incredible data on the EvE gate, and might possibly be able to find salvage from those who built the gate.
Part 7: The Math
The math behind this proposal is purely theory at this time, and will almost certainly change with new data.
Eve Gate distance from the New Eden Solar system: Approximately 3LY
Titan Warp Speed: 6.4 AU/s (assuming modifications)
Raw Estimated Warp time:
1LY = 63241.077 AU
3LY= 189,723.231 AU
189,723.231 / 6.4AU/s = 29,644.26 seconds (rounded up)
29,644.26 seconds = 495 Mins (rounded up)
495 Mins = 8.24 hours (rounded up)
This is the raw time, assuming no interruptions it would take to make it to the EvE gate based on a 3LY distance. The follow calculations assume a 12 hour operation time including stops to refuel the titan.
Spatial Generator Fuel Requirements:
40,000 Isotopes per operation
Operation length 300 seconds
Effect Length 300 seconds (more with skills, however this is assuming the generator is left running to avoid mistakes)
12 hours * 360 = 43,200 seconds
43,200 seconds / 300 = 144 operations for 12 hours of continuous operation
144 * 40,000 = 5,760,000 isotopes to fuel the Generator for 12 hours.
This does NOT include isotopes for the Jump Freighters, or the titan bridge is it’s used.
Part 8: Conclusion
Based on a purely theoretical foundation, this seems like a possible task, however it relies on several key technologies being developed, and a cooperation of a dedicated group. I’ve decided to make this a public proposal as the resources needed are to too much for a small group to handle, and it will require extremely dedicated people to make work. However the payoff of such a venture, both in data, and fame, would be equal to the cost of such a project.