Space Stations: Rotation Speeds & Size Specifications

With a standard of 1g of gravity at the wheel, the rotation speed per 1 revolution computed as a function of station size along with how fast the wheel is moving linearly around the hub.

Station Size
Time for 1 Revolution
Wheel Velocity
 1 19.87 sec
 31.62 m/s
 2 24.18 sec
 44.72 m/s
 3 34.41 sec
 54.77 m/s
 4 39.74 sec
 63.25 m/s
 5 44.43 sec
 70.71 m/s
 6 48.66 sec
 77.46 m/s

A size 6 station spins 2 1/2 times slower than a size 1 station. For comparison, 50 m/s is 112 mph.

Original discussion here:
http://www.starfrontiers.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=993

The table below charts space station diameter, circumference, and the types of ship that can dock at the hub (by ship's Hull Size).

Station Size
Diameter
Circumference
Ship Types in Dock
 1200 m
 628.3 m
 1-6
 2 400 m
 1256.6 m
 1-10
 3 600 m
 1885 m
 1-14
 4 800 m
 2513.3 m
 1-18
 5 1000 m
 3141.6 m
 Any
 6 1200 m
 3770 m
Any

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