- Please also see: Alternative FTL Drive
Jump Gates are important alternate FTL routes to the stars, but the jump drive is more flexible and is near universally employed throughout Charted Space.
Naturally-occurring Jump Gates
Naturally occurring jump gates are known as:
- FTL Tunnels
- Jump Tunnels
Other Types of Jump Gates
Sophont-made jump gates and similar technologies include:
Starship-sized matter transport portals are unavailable at TL:13-15 and it is not believed that the technology will be available until the TL:19-27 Technological Period or perhaps at a more advanced, later age.
- It is believed that the Ancients and possibly other precursor sophont species possessed this technology.
- The only jump gates found in Charted Space are artifacts, left from other, more advanced civilizations or...
- They are independently developed technologies developed within Charted Space.