The Gravity Drive or GD for short is the key to faster then light travel.
The GD allows a ship to enter into a “Hyperspace” state where the distance between two points becomes smaller, then we can travel from point A to B in a conventional sub-lightspeed drive.
To bring two points closer together we emit massive amounts of gravity. To emit enough gravity we need an energy source which can provide a real enormous amount of energy. This energy is obtained through a contained and controlled Matter/antimatter reaction.
Hyperspace is divided into bands. The “higher” the band, the smaller the distance between points.
|Full Impulse||270 million||0.25|
|Alpha Band||1 Billion||1|
|Beta Band||11 Billion||10|
|Gamma Band||42 Billion||39|
|Delta Band||109 Billion||102|
|Epsilon Band||229 Billion||214|
|Zeta Band||421 Billion||392|
|Eta Band||703 Billion||656|
|Theta Band||1.10 Trillion||1024|
|Iota Band||1.62 Trillion||1516|
|Kappa Band||1.77 Trillion||1649|
|Lambda Band||2.05 Trillion||1909|
|Mu Band||3.27 Trillion||3053|
|Nu Band||8.48 Trillion||7912|
|Xi Band||214 Trillion||199516|
It is theorized that while there is no effective upper limit of Hyperspace bands, bands higher then the Xi band are beyond the parameters of our continuum.
The TKSS 001 is equipped with a Gravity Drive Engine theoretically capable of traveling up into the Delta band, or approximately 100x C (the speed of light).