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T5 TL Expanded Notation Correlation (2017)[edit]

Reminder to build out 1 to 33
- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 07:27, 15 April 2017 (EDT)
Jumpspace & Conventional Space Travel by TL
Tech Period TL FTL-1 FTL-2 FTL-3 FTL-4 FTL-5 Min-TL Remarks
Ur-tech 6 Relativistic Drive RD-6 6 Only STL or NAFAL available.
  • The first rockets make space travel possible.
Ur-tech 7 Relativistic Drive RD-7 6 Only STL or NAFAL available.
  • Ion drives expand space travel.
Ur-tech 8 Relativistic Drive RD-8 6 Only STL or NAFAL available.
  • Better hypergolics become available.
Ur-tech 9 Relativistic Drive RD-9 Prototype JD-1 9 FTL becomes available as a prototype.
Stell-tech 10-A JD-1 9 TBD
Stell-tech 11-B JD-2 11 TBD
Stell-tech 12-C JD-3 12 TBD
Stell-tech 13-D JD-4 13 TBD
Stell-tech 14-E JD-5 14 TBD
Stell-tech 15-F JD-6 15 TBD
Stell-tech 16-G JD-7 Prototype HD-1 16 The Prototype HD-1 brings an order of exponential advance to FTL travel.
Stell-tech 17-H JD-8 HD-1 17 TBD
Stell-tech 18-J JD-9 HD-2 Prototype SD-1 18 The Prototype SD-1 brings an order of exponential advance to FTL travel.
Ultra-tech 19-K HD-3 SD-1 19 Hop Drives entirely replace Jump Drives.
Ultra-tech 20-L HD-4 SD-2 20 TBD
Ultra-tech 21-M HD-5 SD-3 21 TBD
Ultra-tech 22-N HD-6 SD-4 22 TBD
Ultra-tech 23-O HD-7 SD-5 23 TBD
Ultra-tech 24-P HD-8 SD-6 24 TBD
Ultra-tech 25-Q HD-9 SD-7 Prototype BD-1 25 The Prototype BD-1 brings an order of exponential advance to FTL travel.
Ultra-tech 26-R SD-8 BD-1 26 Skip Drives entirely replace Hop Drives.
Ultra-tech 27-S SD-9 BD-2 27 TBD
Dei-Tech 28-T LD-1 BD-3 Prototype VD-1 28 The Prototype VD-1 brings an order of exponential advance to FTL travel.
Dei-Tech 29-U LD-2 BD-4 VD-1 29 TBD
Dei-Tech 30-V LD-3 BD-5 VD-2 Prototype 6D 30 The Prototype 6D-1 brings an order of exponential advance to FTL travel.
Omni-tech 31-X LD-4 BD-6 VD-3 6D Prototype 7D-1 31 The Prototype 7D-1 brings an order of exponential advance to FTL travel.
Omni-tech 32-Y LD-5 BD-7 VD-4 7D Prototype 8D 32 The Prototype 8D-1 brings an order of exponential advance to FTL travel.
Omni-tech 33-Z LD-6 BD-8 VD-5 8D Prototype 9D 33 The Prototype 9D-1 brings an order of exponential advance to FTL travel.

Acronym Key (2017)[edit]

STL-FTL Acronyms
Acronym Full Name Remarks
RD Relativistic Drive Conventional N-space travel.
JD Jump Drive Unconventional FTL J-Space travel.
HD Hop Drive Unconventional FTL H-Space travel.
SD Skip Drives Unconventional FTL S-Space travel.
LD Leap Drives Unconventional FTL L-Space travel.
BD Bound Drives Unconventional FTL B-Space travel.
VD Vault Drives Unconventional FTL V-Space travel.
6D Six Drives Exotic supra-FTL 6-Space travel.
7D Seven Drives Exotic supra-FTL 7-Space travel.
8D Eight Drives Exotic supra-FTL 8-Space travel.
9D Nine Drives Exotic supra-FTL 9-Space travel.

HIGHER ORDER JUMP DRIVES (2016)[edit]

While they are not currently known to Imperial Science as of the 1116 era, there are actually at least 9 tiers of "hyperspaces", or "Tau-spaces", of which Jumpspace is only the lowest tier. The actual values and performances are listed below.

Jumpspace & Conventional Space Travel in 1116
Minimum TL Space Level #s Weave (Order of Magnitude) Drive
Names
FTL Travel Duration Travel Distance Remarks
6 Real Space
(N-space)
0 None Conventional Drives
(Relativistic)
NAFAL Conventional Space-Time limitations. Unlimited
(Fuel limitation)
Pre-FTL or NAFAL Technologies.
  • Fairly well understood.
9 Jump Space
(J-space)
1 to 9 0th-Order (100) Jump Drives

J-1 to J-9

FTL 168 hours [± 10%] 1-9 pc Drive rating are equal to the maximum travel distance in parsecs of travel.
  • e.g. A J-1 drive can travel one parsec, or about 3.261 light-years or 206,265 Astronomical units.
  • 100 diameter gravity well limitation.
  • Not well understood.
17 Hop Space
(H-space)
10 to 18 1st-Order (101) Hop Drives

H-1 to H-9

FTL 168 hours [± 10%] 10-90 pc Drive rating are equal to the maximum travel distance in 10s of pc of travel.
20 Skip Space
(S-space)
19 to 27 2nd-Order (102) Skip Drives

S-1 to S-9

FTL 168 hours [± 10%] 100-900 pc Drive rating are equal to the maximum travel distance in 100s of pc of travel.
22 Leap Space
(L-space)
28 to 36 3rd-Order (103) Leap Drives

L-1 to L-9

FTL 168 hours [± 10%] 1000 pc
to
9000 pc
Drive rating are equal to the maximum travel distance in 1000s of pc of travel.
26 Bound Space
(B-space)
37 to 45 4th-Order (104) Bound Drives

B-1 to B-9

FTL 168 hours [± 10%] 10,000 pc
to
90,000 pc
Drive rating are equal to the maximum travel distance in 10,000s of pc of travel.
29 Vault Space
(V-space)
46 to 54 5th-Order (105) Vault Drives

V-1 to V-9

FTL 168 hours [± 10%] 100,000 pc
to
900,000 pc
Drive rating are equal to the maximum travel distance in 100,000s of pc of travel.
31 "6-space" 55 to 63 6th-Order (106) Six Drives

"Six"-1 to "Six"-9 (?)

FTL 168 hours [± 10%] 1 million pc
to
9 million pc
Drive rating are equal to the maximum travel distance in millions of pc of travel.
32 "7-space" 64 to 72 7th-Order (107) Seven Drives

"Seven"-1 to "Seven"-9 (?)

FTL 168 hours [± 10%] 10 million pc
to
90 million pc
Drive rating are equal to the maximum travel distance in 10s of millions of pc of travel.
* Generally not available.
33 "8-space" 73 to 81 8th-Order (108) Eight Drives

"Eight"-1 to "Eight"-9 (?)

FTL 168 hours [± 10%] 100 million pc
to
900 million pc
Drive rating are equal to the maximum travel distance in 100s of millions of pc of travel.
* Generally not available. - Note that Singularity occurs at TL33, so only an "Early" Eight-Drive is possible at TL32.
34 "9-space" 82 to 90 9th-Order (109) Nine Drives

"Nine"-1 to "Nine"-9 (?)

FTL 168 hours [± 10%] 1 billion pc
to
9 billion pc
Drive rating are equal to the maximum travel distance in billions of pc of travel.
* Generally not available. - Note that Singularity occurs at TL33, so only a "Prototype" Nine-Drive is possible at TL32.



EXOTIC DRIVES (2016)[edit]

Other EXOTIC DRIVES available in the OTU (presumably at very high TL) that are generally not available (and TL is not known):

  1. Inertialess Drive
  2. Alcubierre Drive (at Trav RPG Wiki)
  3. Alcubierre Drive (at Wiki)
  4. Reality Drive