(UK1) Interstitial Gate
Interstitial Gates were devised after short-range in-system tests of the [[Interstitial Drive]] produced very brief (nanoseconds) conduits between the start & end locations.
The theory was rapidly bedded down, however the energy requirements for these immense acts of space folding were beyond all sane power requirements till the constructions of [[Icarus Station]]s, giving sufficient power to create & maintain these fixed links.
From an observer's perspective; an IS Gate is just an instantaneous Portal from Point A to Point B, with no transit time or interruptions.
Behind the scenes; transitioning into this is a little more convoluted, as it does mean crossing through [[Interstitial Space]] for a brief moment, so some minor "Turbulence" is usually observed in the crossing.
Generally these sorts of Crossings are established by a pair of specifically built structures to create & anchor each end of the link relative to one-another, through the currents and eddies of Interstitial Space, however this isn't set in stone.
Some vessels have since been built with sufficient power to create & maintain these gates single-handed. [[HMSS Ark Royal]] herself has the capability, as does [[HMSS Poseidon]] & [[HMSS Prometheus]]. [[HMSS Sunrise]] is presumed to be capable, although nobody as of yet has figured out how to enact this.
(//Codex Entry Author: Alex Lee)