# Quantum slipstream drive

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- FTL propulsion drive based on modification of fundamental structure of spacetime on a quantum level to generate desired curvature for a given FTL course (TNG Novel:
*Greater Than the Sum*)- Requires precise calculation from microsecond to microsecond to maintain slipstream (TNG Novel:
*Greater Than the Sum*)- Improper calculations for generation of slipstream vortex results in vortex instability, collapse of slipstream, potential damage or destruction to vessel (VOY: "Timeless"; TNG Novel:
*Greater Than the Sum*)- Complexity of calculations proportional to the exponential of vessel mass (TNG Novel:
*Greater Than the Sum*)

- Complexity of calculations proportional to the exponential of vessel mass (TNG Novel:

- Improper calculations for generation of slipstream vortex results in vortex instability, collapse of slipstream, potential damage or destruction to vessel (VOY: "Timeless"; TNG Novel:

- Requires precise calculation from microsecond to microsecond to maintain slipstream (TNG Novel:
- Overall velocities greater than that which can be accomplished for similar energy investment by warp drive, but computational requirements far greater (TNG Novel:
*Greater Than the Sum*) - Similar fundamental technology as particle synthesis (TNG Novel:
*Greater Than the Sum*) - First obtained by Federation via Arturis of Species 116 (VOY: "Hope and Fear")