6engine Cordership
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6engine Cordership  
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Pattern type  Spaceship  

Family  Cordership  
Number of cells  185  
Bounding box  66×61  
Direction  Diagonal  
Period  96  
Mod  96  
Speed  c/12  
Heat  180.0  
Discovered by  Dean Hickerson  
Year of discovery  1998  
 

The 6engine Cordership is a c/12 diagonal spaceship that was discovered by Dean Hickerson on July 9, 1998. At the time of its discovery it was the Cordership that used the fewest known number of switch engines, though Corderships are now known that use as few as 3 engines.
Variants
There is another 6engine Cordership that is quite a bit larger than the one shown to the right, with 265 cells. Its advantage is that it has a known glider synthesis involving 37 gliders and even has a gun that fires copies of it (see 6engine Cordership gun).
The 7inarow Cordership from 1998 also has a 6engine version, 6inarow Cordership, though that was not noticed until 2010.
See also
External links
 6engine Cordership at the Life Lexicon
 6engine Cordership at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue (extended)