point one lightspeed

13:30 Dec 15, 2010
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Science - Aerospace / Aviation / Space
English term or phrase: point one lightspeed
Hi you all.
I am translating a SciFi novel, about space combats, into Spanish, and I have to face a problem: I have to translate a speed measurement: "point one lightspeed". The context is just a maneuver order: "Turn six zero degrees starboard and reach point one lightspeed".
I see three options:
-Cero coma uno c. This is maybe the most dangerous option, as long as many people would not know this physical constant.
-Un décimo de la velocidad luz. The easy option, but I do not really see a military formation captain talking this way when giving orders.
-Cero coma uno velocidad luz. Option usually used in media because of lipsync.

What would you do? Which one do you think is the best option?
Thank you.
Local time: 20:41

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430000 km/s
Jorge A Mosquera

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30000 km/s

that will be the equivalent to point one lightspeed. It is easier to understand (I would think) and if you want you could put in parentheses the explanation (un décimo de la velocidad de la luz).

Jorge A Mosquera
Local time: 13:41
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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