Thanks guys. Great insights.
I should have clarified that this is explicitly STL for two reasons:
1)The ship currently has no hyperdrive (the Bison took a lot of damage in a recent terrorist attack, and the hyperengine is being overhauled back at dock);
2)The CMs hitching a ride are doing a quick patrol fly-through of the system anyway, looking for signs of terrorist hideouts along the way, so... STL
So, just to think out loud... The speed of light is a bit faster than 7 AUs per hour, but let's keep it nice and round. STL should, of course, be MUCH slower than that.
At current 21st century tech, flying Earth to Mars (1.5 AUs) takes about 7 months; or almost 5 months per AU.
For practical reasons, Alien RPG STL speeds should probably be a LOT faster than that... If we set the STL speed to 1 AU/day, it'll take a ship roughly 40 days to do the Pluto-Sun trip, or a good 4 days from Earth to Jupiter.
I think I like those speeds; thoughts? Of course, various ships would have different STL speeds, so 1 AU/day might be a fast CMC cruiser, while a Bison might take x2 or x3 times longer.
(And yes, I realize there's a lot of other factors going into this, such as relative orbital placement stuff, but I ain't gonna bother with that for the RPG).
Is this completely insane?
"And the rain sets in,
it's the Angelman.
--David Bowie, I'm Deranged