The Aristarchus is a solar sail space craft designed to carry a crew
of twenty-five men and women to Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Sunlight itself
propels the Aristarchus. Click the thumbnails below to see
expanded drawings of the Aristarchus.
Because sunlight provides a very gentle force, the sails used for a manned
spacecraft must be very large. Each sail on the Aristarchus is nearly
five miles long and can pivot on its axis to steer the Aristarchus.
At the center of the sails is the fuselage. This is where the crew lives
and works during the voyage. Though the fuselage is small compared to the
overall size of the ship, it is still fairly large and contains crew cabins,
a galley, labs, and the ship's command and control center.
Command and Control is the nerve center of the Aristarchus. This
is where the ship is piloted and where the ship's sensors are located. Note
the stylish carpet installed by Quinn Corp.