The Stargate Consortium has announced that the newest stargate technology – Tachyonic Priming – is ready to begin beta testing. This new technique will allow stargate fields to create a higher energy state for the warp bubble that ships currently ‘ride’ to destinations that could speed up travel by 50% or more. A basic version of this technology is already being used by the Coalition Worlds and through the Human Sphere Technology Exchange Program and a lot of effort, an advanced version is nearly ready for deployment. What does that mean for you? In-system jump time potentially cut in half (realistically the energy expended may not ourweigh the time saved, but for emergencies it could make a difference). Out-system jump time for short jumps (5 pc or so) cut in half. Longer jumps would require chaining of stargate jumps and more transfers; but would cut time. “Few ships attempt long jumps as it is due to navigational concerns, so it shouldn’t make much of a difference,” said Thomas Mbekii of the SGC.
First roll-outs will occur at the main transfer points starting as early as six months assuming testing is completed successfully. The Vance Group, which along with LansingCorp, Toyota/Weyland, and General Aerospace are working with the SGC on the first implementation at the Titan-Triton Testing Facility.