Quantum Drive

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Vanguard using its quantum drive

The quantum drive is a critical component for ships that allows travel within a star system. Currently, ships "in quantum" will travel at approximately 0.2c, or 20% of the speed of light [1] . The actual travel speed and universe scale is still subject to change.

History

On May 3rd 2075, the first Quantum Drive Engine was completed by Dr. Scott Childress along with a team from RSI. It was capable of space travel at 1/100th of the speed of light. Overnight, the space travel industry was born and spaceflight for civilians became possible[2].

In 2214, RSI released its Poseidon fusion engine; pushing the new speed limit of space travel to 1/10th the speed of light, or 18,600 miles per second [3].


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