Darkness Within: Technical Note

For those of you who read this for the space technology, it occurs to me that I should perhaps point out at this time that it’s only the militarized version of the Nelyn-class that comes with a nuclear-thermal attitude control system. The civilian one uses regular and more modestly proportioned hypergolics for the job.

(That’s because the civilian one isn’t expecting to have to dodge so much.)

Now, the Élyn-class microcutter, that comes with a nuclear-thermal ACS in all models, but that’s because the same motors double as the main drive.