a spaceship that makes interstellar jumps
On a Navy transport, a full Lieutenant IBMan would be in charge of SolNav only, with two petty officers under him, both qualified to handle maintenance, and one at least with a Navy rating, capable of relieving him on duty at the control board during the five or twelve or twenty hours it might take to navigate a jump-ship in or out of the obstacle course of clutter and junk and planets and orbits of any given System.
Like every jump-ship, the Lady was Navy built, equipped, and staffed.
Those masses by which The Pride or any other jumpship steered; and on the other sides were kif regions.
His indignation won him at least a momentary lift of her hand and deprecation of the question she had asked, because a jumpship was far and away a different class of operation from the insystem haulers and miners.
I think he’s uncomfortable because on my Jumpship, I'd outrank him.
Diminishing returns? A jumpship is certainly an example of diminishing returns for a small system. But I wouldn’t advocate doing away with them.
‘I don’t think even Ti could mistake a company Jump ship crew for the Black League of Eridani,’ said Silver.
The first jump ships needed even more energy, but they gave the alien engineers the capacity to enter otherspace, and hence to invade the cores of suns and harness their power, transmitting along foreshortened lines to ships which could now go anywhere and never lack for fuel.
A Fleet jumpship could have materialized inside the buoy ring.
A Jump ship retrieved the crew about ten years ago.
We went on a jumpship, to come here. It was a Vorsmythe Dolphin-class 776 with quadruple-vortex out-board control nacelles and dual norm-space thrusters and a crew of twelve.
In three months, the brave jump pilots seated behind me will begin to ferry colonists down to the surface. Naturally, everyone wants to be on the first historic landing. Who those lucky people will be depends upon the launch order of the jumpships.
'Rose Sharon', "The Lady Was a Tramp"
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