The Dedicated Website of the Epic Space Opera

Jump

Jump (or Jumping) is a form of faster-than-light travel that uses a combination of wormholes and cross-dimensional transit.

The technology is adopted throughout the known galaxy as a way to cross vast distances very quickly. The technology works either by means of an "engine" built into starships or via a special gate. Typically, jump engines are only found in larger ships; starfighters and other small vessels do not possess jump engines.

Whilst jumping, a vessel essentially opens a portal (known as a Lorentzian wormhole) to another dimension where the distance between the starting point and end point are significantly shorter. This enables the crossing vessel to traverse the distance in a matter of hours, rather than years. After travelling the distance, the vessel returns to normal space. The journey takes place within a Kepler Suspension Field, that will prevent a "full cross-shift" into the host dimension (which has never been explored).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books

 

Latest Quiz Questions

According to David Turner, who is Lieutenant Commander Patrick Dean? - The Honour of the Knights (Second Edition)

What does the Pandoran's name mean? - The Third Side

What did Enrique conclude the Pandoran soldiers to be? - The Third Side

Where had Parks headed to after leaving the bridge? - The Honour of the Knights (Second Edition)

What did Chaz do before leaving the morgue? - The Honour of the Knights (Second Edition)

 

See all questions - Quiz Home »

 

This page was last updated on 8th May 2016
About :: Help :: A - Z Index :: Page Updates :: Contact Information :: FAQ :: Links

© Stephen J Sweeney 2008 - 2021

Silk Icons by Mark James

Switch to mobile site