- This is a program, a kind of computer software.
- It is designed to be used with a Ship’s Computer, although it could be used with other kinds of computers as well.
Routine programs are used to operate systems other than weaponry, and without regard to violent interaction.
- Jump is required to allow the ship to perform a jump through interstellar space. The specific program for the jump distance required must be used. For example, a Jump-6 ship which is going to perform Jump-3 must use the Jump-3 program.
- Jump programs calculate millions, billions, or trillions of variable to create a safe path through jumpspace. All astrogators are trained to manually generate these routes, but few asotrgators possess the expertise to manage a quality Generate Program and Jump Program working in conjunction. 
- Calculations are onpy as good as the accuracy of the star charts used and data accuracy is vitala s the locations of thousands of stars, mass objects, nubulae, comets, and other astrographic objects can fundamentally affect jump travel. Under the worst cases, terrible misjumps or even destruction f the starship may occur. As such, starships captains put a high premium on securing quality software. 
Selected Computer Programs
- Generate Program 
- Jump Program 
- Library Program 
- Manoeuvre Program 
- Navigation Program 
- RVO Program 
- Virtual Crew Program 
Software within Charted Space is intentionally built to work under a number of different operating systems, different technology levels of computers, and to be extensively toughened for hard use under vacuum if necessary. 
The Software List: The computer software list, available at nearly any software vendor or port, indicates the various programs that are available. It shows space required by a specific program in CPU or storage, its price in MCr, and its title. Also shown is a brief overview of its effects. 
Software Authorship: Various requirements exist for individual characters producing existng or new programs. Such a course can save money, but may have some pitfalls. Program generation is explained elsewhere.