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:''See [[memoryalpha:quantum slipstream drive|Memory Alpha: quantum slipstream drive]].''
 
:''See [[memoryalpha:quantum slipstream drive|Memory Alpha: quantum slipstream drive]].''
   
==History==
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==Fan fiction==
Though largely unsuccessful for ''Voyager'', the quantum slipstream drive became a major development on other [[starship]]s.
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Though largely unsuccessful for ''Voyager'', QSD became a major development in several [[fan fiction]] continuities.
 
 
===''Star Trek: Arcadia''===
 
===''Star Trek: Arcadia''===
{{jpg|Arcadia on wiki|[[UFS Arcadia|UFS'' Arcadia'']] in slipstream}}
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{{jpg|Arcadia on wiki|[[UFS Arcadia|UFS ''Arcadia'']] in slipstream}}
In late [[2376]], ''Voyager ''transmitted their slipstream data to [[Starfleet]]. By [[2377]] [[Starfleet Research and Development|Starfleet R&D]] developed a slipstream drive vessel incorporating other innovative technologies, including a [[spatial deflector]] array, improved energy feeds and automated computer systems, which made stable slipstream transit possible. By the mid-[[2380]]s, continuous refinement of slipstream drive (scientifically known as '''reversible-field quantum restructuring quadraxial drive''') enabled {{class|Quantum}} vessels such as the [[UFS Arcadia|UFS'' Arcadia'']] to reach speeds approximating warp 81,250. At maximum velocity, a non-stop, one-way trip using this form of QSD would cover the [[Milky Way Galaxy]] in roughly six months. Due to its tactical advantages, Starfleet closely guarded slipstream drive to prevent it from falling into hostile hands.
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In {{arc}}, the ''Voyager'' transmitted their slipstream data to Starfleet in late [[2376]]. By [[2377]] [[Starfleet Research and Development|Starfleet R&D]] developed a slipstream drive vessel incorporating other innovative technologies, including a [[spatial deflector]] array, improved energy feeds and automated computer systems, which made stable slipstream transit possible. By the mid-[[2380]]s, continuous refinement of slipstream drive (scientifically known as '''reversible-field quantum restructuring quadraxial drive''') enabled {{class|Quantum}} vessels such as the [[UFS Arcadia|UFS ''Arcadia'']] to reach speeds approximating warp 81,250. At maximum velocity, a non-stop, one-way trip using this form of QSD would cover the [[Milky Way Galaxy]] in roughly six months. Due to its tactical advantages, Starfleet closely guarded slipstream drive to prevent it from falling into hostile hands.
   
===''Star Trek: Challenger''===
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==={{PRO}}===
The quantum slipstream drive was outfit onto the {{uss|Challenger|NCC-69584| (NCC-69584)}}, but this knowledge was not widely known in the [[Federation]].
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In {{PRO}}, like in {{arc}}, the starship ''Voyager'' transmitted their slipstream data to Starfleet in late [[2376]]. However in ''DOTF'' the study group assembled to study the data deemed that it was not possible for Starfleet to develop a working slipstream drive given the current level of technology. The study group did conclude that elements of the quantum slipstream drive technology could be implemented on existing Starfleet vessels to improve their warp capabilities. As a result the ''Prometheus'' was selected as a test-bed vessel and was refit to be able to project a low-power quantum field from its main deflector which, along with the tetryon warp plasma, resulted in the ''Prometheus'' 's cruising speed of warp nine and maximum speed of warp 9.99 requiring only two thirds of the amount of energy that was required to maintain the same speed prior to the qunatum field projection refit.
   
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===''Star Trek: Interpreter''===
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In ''[[Star Trek: Interpreter]]'', the {{uss|Interpreter|NR-2401}} was a prototype vessel fitted with the first [[Federation]] prototype quantum slipstream drive (sometimes referred to as '''quantum drive''') in [[2426]]. The research and development teams had thought they finally got it right after almost half a century working on it. The ''Interpreter'' on its maiden voyage tested its warp engines before docking but Captain Waters was a little hesitant with the slipstream drive.
   
Material from the [[tetrahedron]]s was used to power a prototype quantum slipstream drive aboard the {{uss|Odyssey|NCC-81302}}, enabling the vessel to travel to the [[Andromeda galaxy]].
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===''Star Trek: Phoenix-X''===
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In {{PNX}}, the {{uss|Phoenix-X|NCC-75948}} utilized [[slipstream torpedo]]es beginning around stardate 52339.1 ([[2375]]). A [[Romulan warbird]], led by [[Plutark]], intercepted a secret transmission of torpedo schematics between the ''Phoenix-X'' and [[Starfleet Intelligence]]. The [[Gordarion]]s also obtained this technology from the ''Phoenix-X''.
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===''[[Star Trek: Interpreter]]''===
 
The {{uss|Interpreter|NR-2401}} was a prototype vessel fitted with the first [[Federation]] prototype quantum slipstream drive (sometimes referred to as '''quantum drive''') in [[2426]]. The research and development teams had thought they finally got it right after almost half a century working on it. The ''Interpreter'' on its maiden voyage tested its warp engines before docking but [[Captain]] Waters was a little hesitant with the slipstream drive.
 
 
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In the [[Pendragon timeline|''Pendragon'' timeline]], [[Starfleet Research and Development]] and the [[Starfleet Corps of Engineers]] began working on quantum slipstream drive in [[2378]], almost immediately after the {{uss|Voyager|NCC-74656}}'s return to the [[Alpha Quadrant]]. The {{uss|Spirit}} served as an early testbed for the drive, though the technology's existence was kept classified for several years. Limited supplies of the necessary [[benamite]] crystals hampered the widespread application of the drive as well. Due to the nature of the quantum slipstream's interactions with subspace, there were many starship types whose hull design and warp field geometry were incompatible with the drive tech, including the {{class|Galaxy}}, {{class|Pendragon}} and {{class|Sovereign}}. In contrast, vessels of the {{class|Intrepid}} were able to easily implement slipstream drives.
 
 
By early [[2381]], ships of the {{class|Vesta}} were equipped with the technology, including the {{uss|Aventine}}. The success of the drive on these vessels and others, led to the implementation of [[Project Full Circle]], a long-term exploration and diplomatic initiative in the [[Delta Quadrant]], led by ''Voyager''.
 
 
In [[2384]], the {{uss|Odyssey|NCC-81302}} was outfitted with a modified slipstream drive and embarked on an exploratory mission to the [[Andromeda galaxy]].
 
 
==={{PNX}}===
 
In [[2375]], the {{uss|Phoenix|NCC-65420-X|-X}} utilized [[slipstream torpedo]]es. A [[Romulan warbird]], led by [[Plutark]], intercepted a secret transmission of torpedo schematics between the ''Phoenix''-X and [[Starfleet Intelligence]]. The [[Gordarion]]s also obtained this technology from the ''Phoenix''-X.
 
 
==={{STP}}===
 
After the USS ''Voyager'' returned in [[2378]], [[Federation]] and [[Starfleet]] scientists poured over the designs and schematics for the quantum slipstream drive. Then in [[2379]], the [[Starfleet Corps of Engineers]] began development of a working slipstream drive. [[Starfleet Command]], in agreement with the [[Federation Council]], concluded that a new class of starship was needed. So they developed the {{class|Cosmos}} starship. The first starship was constructed in [[2380]], but during a test flight the QSD drive malfunctioned, causing an explosion. [[Starfleet]] suspended testing and had the [[Starfleet Corps of Engineers]] re-examine the slipstream drive. ([[The Teacher (STP)|"The Teacher"]])
 
====Federation prototype {{class|Cosmos}} starships====
 
*{{uss|Cosmos|NX-80819| (NX-80819)}}
 
*{{uss|Guanine|NX-88708| (NX-88708)}}
 
 
 
==={{PRO}}===
 
In [[2376]], the starship ''Voyager'' transmitted their slipstream data to Starfleet. A study group assembled to study the data. The development of the technology became a major project and priority for the [[Starfleet Corps of Engineers]] culminating in the successful development of the drive and fitting the new {{class|Vesta}} with the drive as a supplement to its warp and impulse drives.
 
   
Following ''Voyager'' 's return to the Federation and the study of the data and logs brought back Project Full Circle was conceived with the express purpose of following up on ''Voyager'' 's travels in an official manner with a dedicated fleet equipped with quantum slipstream drives to allow the mission duration to be practical and not a long term/generational mission.
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===''Star Trek: Pioneer (PNR)''===
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In {{PNR}}, the {{uss|Pioneer|NCC-78399}} became the first vessel to (officially) be fitted with a variant of quantum slipstream drive, known as transwarp slipstream drive, in [[2388]]. However, the drive proved very unstable and not long after it was fitted the ship was thrown into the [[Triangulum Galaxy]].
   
By [[2386]], the ''Prometheus'' had as yet to be fitted with a quantum slipstream drive like those found on the Project Full Circle fleet and on ''Vesta''-class starships such as the [[USS Aventine (NCC-82602)|USS ''Aventine'']] due to delays in the fleet wide roll out of the technology related to the availability of suitable benamite crystals and long lead times in synthasizing suitable crystals and fabricating the technology.
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===''Star Triangle Advanced Guard''===
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The [[Think Tank#Adventures of STAG|Think Tank]] acquired slipstream technology from the {{uss|Voyager|NCC-74656}}. After being absorbed into the [[Star Triangle Advanced Guard#Government|Council of STAG]], the Think Tank along with the other members continued to improve on it until it was perfected in [[2500]]. Soon after all major [[STAG]] starships were outfitted and both dartships, alphamorphs, and spheres were furnished with design specifications to create as the situation required. However it was rarely used after the creation of the STAG gateway. (''[[STAG]]'')
   
By [[2387]], the ''Prometheus'' had been eqipped with a quantum slipstream drive, while undergoing a minor refit in orbit of Vulcan, for field testing to evaluate the inclusion of the Slipstream Drive as a standard feature of the ''Prometheus'' class.
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