What would be a fair energy requirement (in Watts) for a hyperspace engine to support 1T at 1c? This is how the system works:
- Gravity affects your ship, so you have to compensate for that (or take the risk that you crash on reentry). The ship has to avoid stars and planets in normal space even though the ship is in hyperspace.
- It's not infinite-speed, it takes time (speed and energy follow a square law with increases in speed needing the square of the energy, so 2c would be four times as much power).
- You require constant power or you will drop out of hyperspace or slow down (if it's only power reduction).
I want to make ftl practical for interstellar transportation, at 5-10c, but not overly cheap: you can't do it for fun (unless you're rich). Electricity costs are 5c/Kwh (at current rates, in credits it will be different)