The Expanse is a TV show based upon a series of books by James S. A. Corey. It's won a great deal of praise for its 'gritty realism', portraying life in the solar system 300 years from now. I got a lot of questions about how realistic the spacecraft were in the show, whether physics allowed for engines with the performance demonstrated by the spacecraft, so let's do the math.
TV Show Website http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse
Many of the numbers required to compute performance were taken from this short story. http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse/drive/
And finally, check out the Atomic Rockets website for a deep dive into the analysis of Sci-Fi technology http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/
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