The Beginning of the Maxwell Empire

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