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A Light-week or lightweek (symbol: lw) is a unit of measurement of length, specifically the distance light travels in vacuum in one standard week.

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

One (Solomani) light-week is equal to:

  1. About 181,300,000,000,000 meters
  2. About 1,202 astronomical units
  3. About 0.005876 parsecs

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The exact length of the light-week depends on the length of the reference week used in the calculation.

  • Within the Imperium, an Imperial standard week of 168 Imperial standard hours is used.
  • The light-week is often used to measure distances between worlds within systems.
  • The preferred unit of measurement for such distances is the astronomical unit (AU).

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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