So, in this setting, by the year 2139, humans have landed a fleet of settler ships on Titan to create the Asteria colony. They will repurpose the ships into anchored buildings, and stay there until they can utilize Titan’s resources to make more structures. The colonists have rudimentary fusion reactors, but as the colony grows they’ll become insufficient to power everything. The largest ship in the fleet is almost entirely full of water and food, enough to last until they can grow hydroponic produce. They will get the majority of their air from the chain of Portable Atmospheres (space stations that are full of the most oxygen-producing plants available) that stretches back to Earth. Aside from setting up the colony, the main thing colonists have to do is get hydrocarbons, which are pretty abundant on Titan. They’ll burn them for heat, which will heat up the atmosphere. Sounds like Asteria is bound for success, right?
Just one problem: gravity. Titan’s gravity is a measly 0.138 g, about 83.5% of Luna’s. We all know about the negative health benefits of low gravity, and I want the colonists of Asteria to be, physically, almost identical to Earthbound humans. While this low gravity has a couple benefits (namely that a human could just strap some wings to their arms, jump off a cliff, and flap their arms to fly very well), it’s mostly bad for life. My question: How can the colonists contend with Titan’s gravity?
Some more info about the setting:
- Humans have a fair amount of colonies on Mars, but haven’t taken any measures to alter the gravity, since the detriments are much less on Mars than Titan. They also have developed airship colonies on Jupiter by using hydrogen for lift.
- Asteria is situated half a kilometer south of the Kraken Mare.
- There are eight ships in the Asteria fleet. Each can store about 1,500 humans and has a volume of 7,754 m^3.
If there’s any more information needed, I’ll try to provide it.