|Functional Purpose||Interplanetary Space Propulsion System|
The Voiture Lumiere system is a Interplanetary propulsion system within Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: STARGAZER and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 Δ ASTRAY. While the exact detail of this technology is unknown, Voiture Lumiere is a new form of propulsion system that is used for interplanetery travel.
Voiture Lumiere translates roughly from French to "radiant carriage" in English, denoting its use of electromagnetic waves for propulsion. The literal translation is "car light".
Description & CharacteristicsEdit
Not much is known about the Voiture Lumiere system. It works by catching solar wind on its curtain of light and starts to move at 0.5cm then in a minute it will move at least 18 meters. After an hour, it's at least 64 meters from where it started and the Voiture Lumiere will achieve a speed of 128 km/h and will constantly gain momentum.
Stargazer's Voiture Lumiere system is intended to be used as a solar sail in conjunction with a high-powered laser. GSX-401FW Stargazer's Voiture Lumiere is built within a ring shaped nano-particle generator, which is movable and transformable via a variable arms mechanism. A propulsion laser mounted on a satellite is fired to create the solar wind phenomenon to work with this system. Although the exact output of this system is unknown it is capable of traveling from Venus to Earth in 27 days.
Δ Astray typeEdit
The Voiture Lumiere on the GSF-YAM01 Δ Astray resembles and functions closer to Destiny's "Wings of Light". It is unknown if these two propulsion systems work the same, though it is possible that both use Mirage Colloid, which are actually nano-particles, for propulsion. The Delta Astray once visited Armory One and met with Chairman Gilbert Durandal shortly before its attack which further proves the possibility. Its precursor is an electromagnetic propulsion system, which is currently used in UT-1D Civilian Astray DSSD Custom.
- Propulsion laser
- Unique to the Stargazer type system, the laser is mouted on the DSSD's satellite Apollon A and is capable of initiating the solar wind phenomenon. Though not meant as a weapon beam it is also very dangerous and capable of sinking Phantom Pain ships.
- Voiture Lumiere ring
- The main component of the system. The ring is used to capture and ride the solar winds in the same way a conventional sail catches wind.
Mobile Suits using Voiture Lumiere TechnologyEdit
|Cosmic Era technology|
Deuterion Beam Energy Transfer System | Lightwave Barrier | Mirage Colloid | Phase Shift armor | Positron Blaster Cannon | Positron Deflector
|Mobile Suit technology|
DRAGOON system | G Project | METEOR | Second Stage Series | Striker Packs | Voiture Lumiere
Cyclops System | GENESIS | Hyper-Deuterion Nuclear Reactor | Neutron Jammer | Neutron Jammer Canceller | Neutron Stampeder | Nibelung | Requiem
Carbon Human | Coordinators | Extended humans | Newtypes | SEED factor