The Red and the Black
Basic Starship Information
All the following is common knowledge
- Starships are those space-going vessels that can make interstellar jumps
- Spacecraft are intra-system ships able to travel outside atmospheres but do not have jump drives
- Starship fuel is usually purchased in refined form at spaceports or space docks. Water, however, or even atmosphere from a gas giant, can be skimmed if a ship is fitted with the necessary equipment. Ships that have this capability also have machinery to refine the fuel enough to be used by the power plant – it's not as good as refined fuel, but it will do.
- Streamlining is necessary in order for a ship to enter an atmosphere. A hull can only be streamlined when it is being built – it's not something that can be added after the fact.