Small, Gentle Rocket

Do not go gently into that dark night. Yet, go too forcefully and the fabric envelope will deform. This is the confinement paradigm when your airship is made of simply sewn material. So small scale, the forces are slight. As we scale up, and the airship has greater mass, we can excite and move the plasma at greater velocities. Adding a number of components, not shown here, we orchestrate the Symphony engine, which powers the Orbital Airship (Orbital Ascender) to rendezvous altitudes.