Mass driver

From Peace Station Encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

A mass driver is an immense electromagnetic catapult capable of hurling large packets of ore from low-gravity moons or asteroids to other planets. Mass drivers can also be used as a kinetic energy weapon, akin to a large scale rail gun. Dropping an asteroid or similar mass of material from orbit can result in megaton to gigaton range explosions with shockwaves capable of devastating an entire world.