The Beginning of the Maxwell Empire

In the thirtieth century the Maxwell Government set up a program which is called the Development of the Maxwell Empire to spread humans throughout space. Ten spaceships are to be built initially and sent off to planets which can support life as we know it. They are from four or so light years to forty light years away so the time for a spaceship to get to them will vary from eight hundred years for the nearest to eight thousand years for the furthest.

The spaceships are just huge robots taking the DNA message of all living things on Earth to begin again on ten planets.

Maxwell 01 left in 3415 with Maxwell 02 to 05 leaving every hundred years and then a break of five hundred years because they realised they needed to hear from Maxwell 01 whether the procedures used on arrival at the planet worked.

They are built at the factories at Space City.

Table of Maxwell 01 to 10

Year left Earth Planet Distance in Light Years Travel time in Years Year first signal received from spaceship in orbit around planet
3415 Maxwell 01 4.2 800 4300
3515 Maxwell 02 11 2100 5700
3615 Maxwell 03 12 2300 6000
3715 Maxwell 04 13 2500 6300
3815 Maxwell 05 14 2700 6600
4315 Maxwell 06 16 3100 7500
4415 Maxwell 07 23 4400 8900
4515 Maxwell 08 30 5700 10300
4615 Maxwell 09 39 7400 12100
4715 Maxwell 10 40 7600 12400

 

Year on Earth first signal received from spaceship in orbit around planet = Year left Earth + Travel time in years + Distance in light years

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