The Sathanas is almost 6,000 meters long. Even starting at cruising speed, it will take well over 6000 meters to jump out. I think this will illustrate my point... copy over High Noon and give it orders to jump out 10 seconds after it sustains >1% hull damage. It'll probably collide with the Big C.
ok dont know that, i had think they can faster jump out.
Space is big. People tend to forget that. Astronomers have been searching the skies for as long as there have been Astronomers and yet they managed to miss Eris until 4 years ago even though it's 1200km in size. A 6km sathanas is likely to be much easier to miss, especially as distance from Capella increases.
nope, i didnt forget that, but capella is to this time really high traffic, much more military is there on the route as normaly.
the other thing is that so a big ship do have more problems with high gravity as a cruiser, so maybe theres isnt a way to hide inside a gas giant (yeah i know in the end-video the sahtanas was really close to the capella sun but maybe there had can so close, why the sub-space effect field close some of the garavity in the sun and so blow it up).
and she is slower as a normal cruiser / capital ship.
and the GTVA hadnt so much primitiv sensors like we today and only 4% of our sky are observed by telecopes, today.
i think we cant really compare our potentiality to observed our sun system with the potentiality to observed a sun system for the GTVA and, as far i can me remember, command say reallv often if any enemy ship jump in.
i will not say that its not possible but i think its for the sathanas not so easy to run away in capella its self.
Ah but we know for a fact that the Shivans have better subspace engines than the GTVA. What if that means they can jump further out from the centre of the gravity well? It could be that the GTVA would know damn well exactly where the Sathanas was but be unable to do a thing about it becuase it was so far out that they couldn't touch it.
maybe and a good point.