Now that the Alteran Ship has had its FTL changed to a Destiny Engine (Which I agree completely with) such a small ship would not be able to sustain many crew for thousands-millions of years of travel, in fact the only way that the ship could carry people for long voyages would be with Stasis Chambers or a time dilation field within the ship to slow down time. Based on the size of the village this ship could not be more than a few hundred meters in diameter at a very rough guess. I believe this ship is a sleeper ship of somekind.--Jnadreth (talk) (Contribs) 08:57, November 21, 2009 (UTC)
What makes you think that an FTL drive or Intergalactic hyperdrive would take millions of years to reach the Milky Way? Or maybe they built themselves a supergate. Sman789 (talk) (Contribs) 12:52, November 21, 2009 (UTC)
Because Destiny has taken many millions of years to travel a few billion light years....and Destny is later than the Alteran ship with the Stargates being a prototype of the Milky Way model. The oldest Milky Way model was 50 Million years old. Dr Rush said that Destiny was several billion light years from home :)
But how do we know that the AHG is anywhere near billions of light years from the MW. It could be part of the local group for all we know. FTL can go as fast as some intergalactic hyperdrives so it may have only taken a year for the Alteran ship... Thing is, we really have no idea how fast FTL is - and several billion light-years could be anything from two to twenty to two hundred. Sman789 (talk) (Contribs) 11:28, June 6, 2010 (UTC)
The Ori home galaxy is not billions of light years from the Milky Way. It only takes an Ori mother ship about 1 year to reach the Milky Way by hyper drive. And also, it was possible to use a single ZPM to dial the supergate to the Ori home galaxy. But to dial the destiny with a regular stargate, it required huge amounts of power that not even a ZPM could provide. Therefore, the Ori home galaxy should be relatively close to ours compared to wherever the Destiny is. So this Alteran Ship should not have taken that long to reach the Milky Way with it's FTL Drive. If a hyper drive takes only 1 year to reach the Milky Way, then perhaps the FTL Drive would take 20-30 years if not less. It's reasonable to assume that the FTL Drive is a lot slower than a hyper drive. The Destiny has 16 FTL Drives and it looks like it takes the Destiny a few days to cross a small part of a galaxy. By that same comparison, an intergalactic hyper drive takes that same amount of time to make an intergalactic jump. Therefore, an FTL Drive can be considered very slow compared to a hyper drive.
When is it established that the Ori ships were able to travel here in hyperdrive, and not through the supergate. I thought all ships came here through the supergate, the initial few that came through, some later, and afterward once the gate was reopened, after they destroyed the gate they had dialed in from the pegasus.220.127.116.11 05:34, June 7, 2010 (UTC)
- In one of the episodes, Adria mentioned it would take about a year to reach the Milky Way using a hyper drive. You can also read about it in the Alteran Home Galaxy article. General Heed (talk) (Contribs) 18:56, June 7, 2010 (UTC)
Y' know, it bears some resemblance, at least to me, to a Goa'uld mothership in profile. Karl "!3621" Mjolnir 07:56, October 1, 2011 (UTC)