# 6-engine Cordership

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Pattern type | Spaceship | ||||||||||
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Family | Cordership | ||||||||||

Number of cells | 185 | ||||||||||

Bounding box | 66×61 | ||||||||||

Direction | Diagonal | ||||||||||

Period | 96 | ||||||||||

Mod | 96 | ||||||||||

Speed | c/12 | ||||||||||

Speed (unsimplified) | 8c/96 | ||||||||||

Heat | 180.0 | ||||||||||

Discovered by | Dean Hickerson | ||||||||||

Year of discovery | 1998 | ||||||||||

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The **6-engine 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 2 engines.

## Variants

There is another 6-engine 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 6-engine Cordership gun).

The 7-in-a-row Cordership from 1998 also has a 6-engine version, 6-in-a-row Cordership, though that was not noticed until 2010.

## See also

## External links

- 6-engine Cordership at the Life Lexicon

- 6-engine Cordership at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue (extended)

- 185P96H8V8.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs

Categories:

- Patterns
- Patterns with 185 cells
- Patterns found by Dean Hickerson
- Patterns found in 1998
- Patterns that can be constructed with 37 gliders
- Spaceships
- Periodic objects with minimum population 185
- Spaceships with period 96
- Diagonal spaceships
- Spaceships with speed c/12
- Spaceships with unsimplified speed 8c/96
- Spaceships with heat 180
- Cordership variants
- Spaceships with mod 96