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A Week is a unit of time.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

An Imperial week (a "standard week") is a frequently used unit of time. It is used to overcome difficulties caused by having non-uniform local times on each world and system.

  • It is equal to 168 standard hours, or 7 standard days
  • The common Imperial abbreviation is wk.

The week remains an important concept within interstellar cultures because it closely corresponds with the average amount of time a starship spends within jumpspace when performing a FTL jump.

Equivalent Metrics[edit]

Other cultures have different names for a week but all correspond closely with jumpspace transit.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The standard week was defined as a unit of time on Terra prior to the foundation of the Terran Confederation. Technologists found the week useful as the concept of the Technology Level and standardized ideas about sophont society development began to take form.[1]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
  1. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak