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Starstream Age and the Foldgate Paths Part 2

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The Difference
 The difference between starstreams and foldgates was huge, although the need for precise navigation was similar.  

Starstreams
  A starstream is a route that has been surveyed to avoid collision with celestial bodies. Starsystems along the route are then populated with hyperspace boosters and navigation beacons placed at numerous suitable Lagrange points. These asteroid-sized unmanned booster stations create an artificial gravity field strong enough to decrease or increase the speed of a starship in hyperspace. The acceleration gained is analogous to, but exponentially higher than the slingshot effect of arcing around the orbit of a giant planet. Booster stations were nicknamed 'boostdec,' 'BDSAT' (Bee-dee sat), or 'BSAT' (Bee-sat)
Because BSATs were anchored in starsystems and the route had to be surveyed, starstream travel was only useful for local travel within a region. Longer distances had to be transited via regular hyperspace or foldgate.



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