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A ship traveling with the flow would have the effect of the [[warp drive|warp field]] multiplied, allowing a ship to travel at a faster relative velocity. A ship traveling against a current would have its warp field weakened, requiring a stronger warp field to overcome the current's effects.
 
A ship traveling with the flow would have the effect of the [[warp drive|warp field]] multiplied, allowing a ship to travel at a faster relative velocity. A ship traveling against a current would have its warp field weakened, requiring a stronger warp field to overcome the current's effects.
   
In [[2377]], the {{uss|Baldwin|NCC-2013}} encountered a 25,000 [[rel]] current within [[Cardassian]] space. As a current that strong would not allow the ship to drop out of warp, Captain [[Patrick Ingrum]] allowed ''Baldwin'' to ride the current until it ended at a [[subspace sandbar]] in the [[Beta Quadrant]]. In the sandbar, ''Baldwin'' found the starship ''[[Discovery (NX-03) (Baldwin)|Discovery]]''. In order to escape this sandbar, a [[starship]] would have to maintain [[warp factor|warp 9.996]] to overcome the currents effects, something which ''Discovery'' was incapable of. {{ep|{{Baldwin}}|Against the Wind}}
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In [[2377]], the {{uss|Baldwin|NCC-2013}} encountered a 25,000 [[rel]] current within [[Cardassian]] space. As a current that strong would not allow the ship to drop out of warp, Captain [[Patrick Ingrum]] allowed ''Baldwin'' to ride the current until it ended at a [[subspace sandbar]] in the [[Beta Quadrant]]. In the sandbar, ''Baldwin'' found the starship {{pre||Discovery|NX-03) (Baldwin}}. In order to escape this sandbar, a [[starship]] would have to maintain [[warp factor|warp 9.996]] to overcome the currents effects, something which ''Discovery'' was incapable of. {{ep|{{Baldwin}}|Against the Wind}}
 
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Latest revision as of 19:22, 4 September 2011

A warp current, or subspace current, is an area of where subspace is in a state of motion relative to normal space. The currents affect the relative velocity of starships traveling within them.

A ship traveling with the flow would have the effect of the warp field multiplied, allowing a ship to travel at a faster relative velocity. A ship traveling against a current would have its warp field weakened, requiring a stronger warp field to overcome the current's effects.

In 2377, the USS Baldwin encountered a 25,000 rel current within Cardassian space. As a current that strong would not allow the ship to drop out of warp, Captain Patrick Ingrum allowed Baldwin to ride the current until it ended at a subspace sandbar in the Beta Quadrant. In the sandbar, Baldwin found the starship Discovery. In order to escape this sandbar, a starship would have to maintain warp 9.996 to overcome the currents effects, something which Discovery was incapable of. (USS Baldwin: "Against the Wind")

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