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Old 09-01-2008, 06:51 AM
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One thing that has always sparked my imagination. is if we could build a constitution class vessel what would it cost?

So work with me here. We have all the technology warp cores,artifical gravity,impulse etc...

Structure:1 trillion
warp core: 2 trillion including nacells
Computer core: 600 million
Extra vessels (shuttles):200 million
Internal Transportation (turbo lift):50 millon

ok lets see that comes to 3,850,000,000,000.00 u.s. dollars

This is all just for fun feel free to calculate it as you see fit. I'm actually hoping a hardcore fan will break it down in more detail. Looking foward to your post.

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Old 09-01-2008, 07:03 AM
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i relize this. I speak of the year 2008 not 2160
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:27 AM
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Since none of these technologies even exist, it seems a bit ridiculous to try to total up completely arbitrary costs associated with them.

You say a widget costs a billion and a half dollars, your buddy says it costs a smackillion, and yadda yadda. Let's start with something a little less arbitrary, if you want the real s**ts and giggles of this exercise.

Let's assume -- just for fun -- that the hull plating of a Constitution class ship is titanium. In the story, of course, it isn't -- might as well be Wonderflonium for all we know -- but let's say it is just 'cause we can actually arrive at a real cost if we use a real material.

Now we just need somebody to calculate how much titanium it would take to skin a Connie, cost per cubic foot and voila: still an insane number -- but now at least a vaguely real insane number.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:44 AM
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According to MemoryAlpha, NCC-1701 would carry a total of 12 shuttles, so they would cost a damned sight more than a paltry $200millon in total - heck, the F-35 cost $83million each, and the Typhoon Eurofighter is over $122mil
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We ll have to sell the entire planet for the construction of enterprise
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:45 AM
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We ll have to sell the entire planet for the construction of enterprise
ok, then put earth on Ebay and let see.
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I think the simplest answer would be that at any current rate you care to use, it would be utterly unaffordable period. At least every country in the world would have to chip in to pay for it!!
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I think the simplest answer would be that at any current rate you care to use, it would be utterly unaffordable period. At least every country in the world would have to chip in to pay for it!!
They can't all even do the ISS, let alone the Enterprise!
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:23 AM
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Fair point!
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