The Skip Drive is a hypothetical future technological enhancement on the Jump Drive which has a performance measured in hundreds of parsecs of travel. It is a 2nd Order of Magnitude Jump Space Drive.
Like the hop drive, skip drives might use a farport in target systems for cargo and passenger services. However, with skip drives, these ports must typically be out in the oort cloud. This is not a major problem, because it can be located near ice-asteroids that can be mined for fuel.
However, unlike the hop drive, skip drives will probably benefit from having a jump drive installed. This drive gets them into uncluttered deep space, where the skip drive may then operate with better efficiency. It also helps ships limp back to a world in the case of jump scatter. In this case, a farport is not really needed, since the ship can simply jump to the mainworld.
Thus, the farport is not a foregone conclusion.
History & Background
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Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
- Speed of Travel
- Astronomical Unit (AU)
- Light Speed (c)
- Light-week (lw)
- Light-year (ly)
- NAFAL (STL)
- Parsec (pc)
- Spacecraft Drives (Interplanetary Drives or Impulse Drives)
- Starship Drives (Interstellar Drives)
- N-Drive (NAFAL Drive)
- Jump Space Drives
- Jump Space
- Jump Drive History
- Nth Order Jump Space Drives
- J-Drive - Jump Drive ("0th" Order Jump Space Drive)
- H-Drive - Hop Drive (1st Order Jump Space Drive)
- S-Drive - Skip Drive (2nd Order Jump Space Drive)
- L-Drive - Leap Drive (3rd Order Jump Space Drive)
- B-Drive - Bound Drive (4th Order Jump Space Drive)
- V-Drive - Vault Drive (5th Order Jump Space Drive)
- 6-Drive - Six Drive (6th Order Jump Space Drive)
- 7-Drive - Seven Drive (7th Order Jump Space Drive)
- 8-Drive - Eight Drive (8th Order Jump Space Drive)
- 9-Drive - Nine Drive (9th Order Jump Space Drive)
- Hieronymous Device
- Conjectural Drives
- Alternative Interstellar Drive Technologies
- Jump Drive Key Resources
- Jump Drive Lore
Expected Drive Development Sequence: NAFAL to FTL
- Relativistic Drive (NAFAL) → Jump Drive → Hop Drive → Skip Drive → Leap Drive → Bound Drive → Vault Drive → Six Drive → Seven Drive → Eight Drive → Nine Drive
- Marc Miller. T5 Core Rules (Far Future Enterprises, 2013), 280.