Sleeper Ship

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A Sleeper Ship is a Starship using sublight NAFAL propulsion that uses one crew put into a state of suspended animation, while automation of some sort steers the ship.

  • Since civilizations that use such ships generally have limited means and technology for producing NAFAL starships, most are used for colonization purposes.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A ship containing a full complement of personnel intended to make a sub-light journey across space.

  • Since such journeys take years, or even decades, the passengers, and sometimes the crew are put into lo-berths/hibernation for the duration of the journey.
  • Such ships are smaller than Generation Ships, where the passengers and crew live full lives during the journey.
  • The two terms Sleeper Ship and Generation Ship are often, incorrectly, interchanged and used to refer to either type of ship.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The following species are known to use, have used, or posses the technology to manufacture sleeper ships:

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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