Which culture will be the first to place a manned spacecraft into a 480 kilometer orbit
After using the information provided, and with the help of lecture and course book information, the most appropriate culture to place a manned space craft in the 480 Km orbit would be Llanbadarn culture. This decision is based on thorough comparison of all given cultures’ information and data.
The political organization of Llanbadarn is democratic socialist which would support the innovation and expeditions. The other closest culture Swydd has been rejected due to absolute monarchy and its autocratic decisions. The potential for religious unrest is also low as the percentage of LlanGoed Wyddron in Nantyffyn is also on ly 5%, which could not have any significant impact on the launch. The reliability of the hardware is also high as the launch capabilities of liquid fueled rocket (LFR) is transporting 400 kg to 475 km orbit. Even though the range is less than Melinder and Horeb, but on the launching colonies of both these culture have majority (70%) of LlanGoed Wyddron, who can create religious unrest on the launch day and operation would be failed. According to Murphy ’s Law, “Any thing that can go wrong, will go wrong’ (Matthews, 1995), in this case the heavy violence and riots of LlanGoed Wyddron will affect the launch on Melinder and Horeb. Therefore, the slightly low range of hardware at Llanbadarn can take the manned spacecraft to the nearest point of 490 Km orbit.
As far as complexity is concerned, hard ware and systems art Llanbadarn are at the level of medium high, which is appropriate with low chances of failure as compared to the high level complexities of CymAlan. The complexity levels of all other cultures are either low or medium, but the political and religious chances of failures at these places are very high. Bomber aircrafts at Llanbadarn also supports the operation with high altitude range and good capacity.
The crucial factors for this culture would be the 80% efficiency of LFR and medium high complexity of the hard ware. These factors can lead to the failure, but the comparative failures of other cultures are higher than Llanbadarn. I would suggest the choice of Llanbadarn, as it has the capability of reaching to the closest point in the space without any major political, religious or technological short coming.
Matthews, R. (1995). Tumbling toast, Murphy’s Law and the Fundamental Constants, European Journal of Physics 16: 172–176.