A jump engine does not consume energy; however, with the exception of the augmented jump pod, all hyperjump engines lose their stability after a time.
It knew we were there, knew how small we were. We couldn’t support jump engines. It damn well knew.
Jump engines…moved starships into and out of hyperspace.
‘Jump engines on-line,’ said Chima. ‘Necessary velocity and height achieved, Captain.’ ‘ Jump,’ he said. ‘Is Control tracking us?’ he asked the comms operator as the familiar pulse of energy from the jump engines pushed them briefly back into their seats.
This was why we'd come this far inside Alliance, for an upgrade of the Jump engines, reinforcement of Gavroche’s sixty-year-old hull, and rebuilding of our cargo bays to let the ship make the longest hauls.
Their jump engines are fried. They were trying to make it through normal space.
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