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A spaceship is a spacecraft NOT equipped with a jump drive. q.v. starship.

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Description (Specifications)[edit]

A spaceship is a spacecraft without a jump drive. Spaceships are often carried on Starships for star system usage (e.g. Shuttles, Fighters), and are sometimes transported interstellar distances by a special starship constructed specifically for that purpose (e.g. Battle Rider, Battle Tender).

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

There is no question that a starship equipped with an FTL jump drive is vastly more capable than a spaceship limited to intrasystemic travel so why use them? The simple, direct answer is cost. Jump drives are prohibitively expensive and require advanced technology to maintain and operate. An interstellar polity can typically afford to operate several spaceships for every starship it employs.

Expected Technological Progression of This Vehicle Type[edit]

No information yet available.

Military Spaceships[edit]

The volume requirement of jump drive fuel has not escaped military theorists, who have employed strategies not employing jump drives:

Representative Sampling[edit]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.