This is the first in a series of posts on a new line of armored vehicles. The armor on these vehicles provides extra protection from stray meteorites or projectiles in space.
This new innovative technology has many possibilities. Centauri created a small test prototype ship to validate the concept. However, they could not explore all the potential alone. After a successful test Centauri Spaceworks partnered with the Federation Space Command (FSC) to develop additional vehicles using this technology. The FSC has proven capabilities to design and develop large ships.
The principle behind this armor is the same regardless of the vehicle size. When an incoming object is detected that would cause damage to the vehicle, the armor plate is detached from the vehicle and pushed away a small distance by the force of un-docking. The object impacts and destroys the armor plate and itself. Because the plate is unlocked from the vehicle at the time of impact, the explosion does not transfer to the rest of the vehicle, leaving it undamaged.
The video below shows a test of the reactive armor that was conducted on Jan 18, 2018 with the test vehicle Flint.
This technology can be applied to may sizes of ships. Centauri and the FSC are developing vehicles using this concept and will have future posts with more details, including a monster 179 module vehicle developed by the FSC. Look for more details about these vehicles in future posts by Centauri Spaceworks and the Federation Space Command .