In an attempt to further develop and expand upon current hyperspace
technology, Kashan Technological Development (a company run by both Kashan
Systems and Kashan Industries) redesigned a concept first explored in the
early days of the Old Republic, the jump gate.
Jump gates operate by opening a rift into hyperspace, allowing all ships,
even those lacking a hyperdrive to enter hyperspace. The only downside to
this is that another jump gate must be positioned at the destination in
order for ships lacking a motivator to reenter realspace. When a ship
lacking a hyperdrive enters in the jump gate, the jump gate pulls it into
hyperspace and launches it toward the destination gate. A signal from the
starting gate is immediately sent to the other gate (no matter where it is)
informing it of an incoming vessel and its ETA. The destination jump gate
will then open its rift into hyperspace, and if the ship is on time, it will
pass through the rift in hyperspace and revert back to realspace.
In form, the station has four massive arm pylons connected by smaller
support beams with open space in the middle. On the end of each pylon is a
highly modified hyperdrive motivator, the four, working together, open a
gateway into hyperspace inside the pylons. On the opposite end of each pylon
is a double turbolaser turret used in case of a hostile ship attempting to
enter or exit the gate. Any hostile ship exiting the gate will have their
aft ends exposed to the turret gunners, who have been trained to fire on
the engines first.
They HyperJump-1 currently only allows ships no more than 150 meters in
width to enter or exit through it due to the pylons extending outward.
Currently only two jump gates are in existance, and both are heavily
protected and not currently in active use. The first one was constructed in
orbit of Kashan, and another one was constructed in orbit of the desert
world of Nexus across the sector.
Craft: Kashan Technological Development's HyperJump-1
Type: Hyperspace jump gate
Length: 571.8 meters
Skill: Astrogation: HyperJump-1
Crew: 5; Gunners: 8; Skeleton: 2/+5
Crew Skill: Astrogation 5D, capital ship gunnery 4D+2, capital ship shields
4D+1, communications 5D, sensors 5D
Passengers: 15 (techs), 250 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 5,000 metric tons
Consumables: 2 years
Cost: Not available for sale
4 Double Turbolasers
Fire Arc: Turret
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75
Atmosphere Range: 6-30/70/150 km
Game Notes: Entering hyperspace: When using the jump gate to enter
hyperspace, the astrogation officer on board the jump gate
itself must make the required Astrogation roll. On a Wild Die
roll of 1, reroll on the table:
Reroll Game Effects
1 - 3 gate operates normally, hyperdrive
multiplier is x3 (not the multiplier listed
on the ship)
4 gate miscalculates, increase hyperdrive
multiplier to x4
5 gate fails to open
6 gate collapses, knocking ship off course
and unguided into hyperspace
Exiting hyperspace: If a starship has its own hyperdrive
motivator, then it may drop out of hyperspace as it normally
would. If a starship lacks a hyperdrive, then it must rely on
the gate at its destination to be open when it crosses that spot
in hyperspace. After a successful entry into hyperspace at the
starting gate, roll the jump gate's communications officer's
Communication skill at Moderate Difficulty. On a mishap, the
communication fails to arrive at the destination gate in time
and the starship is trapped in hyperspace forever.
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