Jovian Airship

Airships are still beautiful after centuries of technology

For nearly seven centuries, the dense atmosphere of Jupiter has been furrowed by "dirigibles" of a design perfectly adapted to the very particular climatic conditions of the place. Filled with existing methane in abundance, they have an internal fusion cell that powers the batteries of propeller motors. Its carbon structure does not deform and is not afraid of the most violent temperature and pressure deviations. Jovian airships were built in one of the five biggest orbital stations, the one with the biggest equipment and the heavy equipment required for their carbon structure.

Cargo vessels could measure up to 350 meters and carry 5,000 tonnes of cargo in their holds. They had only atmospheric flight capabilities and had to be coupled with rocket "tugs" to access the orbital space. Their solidity and lightness were such that the "wrecks" of "joaircips" (the ancient name of these engines) were still floating in the lower layers of the atmosphere, rising from the magnetically evaporated forts of warm liquid methane. Some of them served as floating cities, auyres were assembled together with heteroclite structures to form rudimentary atmospheric bases.