Superluminal Navigation

Superluminal navigation involves relativistic faster-than-light travel, enabling transit between star systems within hours or days. The vessel’s superluminal engine utilises powerful fields which warp space-time, significantly reducing the effective distance the vessel needs to travel between two points.

Travelling in compressed space-time takes the vessel out of phase with surrounding space. This means the vessel is undetectable but also means that sensor readings or communication outside the warp field are not possible.

This is an area where work is currently in progress by the ISDC's Vessel Development Program.