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Transwarp is a term for any speed that exceeds that of traditional warp drive limitations.


Federation Transwarp Experimentation

Efforts to develop a transwarp propulsion system date back to at least the 2260s. A research conducted over eight years into the field of transwarp was made by a specialist in interspace physics called Perren. In the mid 23rd century, Professor Ursula Mornay of the University of Tarrigor perfected the theory for transwarp though Perren was responsible for constructing the actual hardware needed to make such an engine. In 2270, one of the first experimental transwarp engines was constructed. However, it nearly fell into terrorist hands. (TOS novel: Battlestations!).

In 2284, a transwarp engine jointly developed by Starfleet and the Daystrom Institute was tested by Trill pilot Torias Dax. Though Torias died during a test flight, project head Admiral Harrison Morrow allowed the project to continue. (DS9 short story: "Infinity")

By 2285, the USS Excelsior served as the testbed vessel for the Transwarp Development Project. Unfortunately, the experiment was ultimately deemed unsuccessful. The Excelsior was refitted with standard engines and given registry NCC-2000. (TOS movies: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

The failed transwarp technology was employed again in 2311 as part of a ruse against the Romulan Star Empire. The USS Universe was presented as a testbed for an experimental "hyperwarp drive." In fact, the ship was fitted with transwarp engines, and its energies directed through a Romulan cloaking device in order to create a unique energy signature. The Romulans mistook these readings (and the explosion of the Universe) as evidence the Federation was developing a metaweapon. These events precipitated the Tomed Incident and the ratification of the Treaty of Algeron. (TLE novel: Serpents Among the Ruins)

Despite the failure of transwarp, Federation advances in warp theory lead to a redefinition of the warp scale, establishing warp 10 as infinite velocity. (By the 24th century, maximum warp speed was warp factor 9.9 (3053 times the speed of light), which could only be sustained for a few hours by the fastest Federation starships.) In 2372,Lieutenant Tom Paris succeeded in exceeding warp 10 into transwarp. (VOY episode: "Threshold")



In an alternate timeline created by the War of the Prophets which started with the formation of the Red Wormhole, the Federation had developed advanced transwarp technology by the year 2400. This was accomplished primarily through the alliance made with the Borg in the Treaty of Wolf 359. Ships possessed variable transwarp speeds which were identified as "transfactor" speeds. (DS9 - Millennium novel: The War of the Prophets)

Other Species

The Borg employ a series of transwarp conduits, joined by transwarp hubs, by which they are able to cross vast distances across the galaxy. (TNG episode: "Descent"; VOY episode: "Endgame") Variant uses of the technology were seen in both the Transwarp Gate and Transwarp Portal.

The Voth also developed a form of transwarp drive for their ships. (VOY episode: "Distant Origin")

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The USS Phoenix-X inside a transwarp conduit

Transwarp is an extremely fast form of propulsion, utlizing transwarp conduits that have different properties than standard space. It is the main propulsion system for the Borg, although Federation scientists have studied the principles involved with creating a transwarp drive, with marginal success.

Fundamentally, transwarp drive is a generic term for technologies that overcome the limitations of conventional warp drive.

The USS Excelsior NX-2000 was employed by Starfleet to test what was referred to as a transwarp drive in the 2280s. By the following decade, however, the ship was equipped with a standard warp drive.

In 2369, the Starfleet X-Project saw to the development of another experimental starship with transwarp ability. The ship, the USS Phoenix-X, would be able to create its own temporary conduits for faster than warp speeds. Unfortunately, the X-Project was reported to be another failure in 2374; when in actuality, this was merely a cover-up by Section 31. Section 31 hoped to utilize the vessel for their own missions. The Phoenix-X was then launched in service of Starfleet in a supposed normal warp drive. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X)

In 2401 the USS Banting-B was launched with an experimental Transwarp Drive employing technology used by the Borg. (Star Trek: Banting II: Transwarp Mk2)

In 2450, the Star Triangle Advanced Guard obtained some Borg transwarp coils which were then duplicated and implemented on many STAG vessels. (Adventures of STAG)

In the mirror universe, the Alliance of Independent Governments employed transwarp drives on their ships. When the organization was conquered by the new Terran Empire in 2389, the ISS Pioneer became the first imperial starship to be fitted with the drive. (Star Trek: Pioneer (PNR): "Infinite Empires")

By the 28th century, transwarp conduits were commonplace throughout Federation and Alliance space; and most, if not, all, Federation starships were equipped with transwarp drives. (Star Trek: 001)

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Transwarp is the general name for the technology that the spacecraft in the Beast Wars use to power their flights through space and time. A transwarp engine, like those aboard the Maximal's Axalon and the Predacon's Darksyde, runs on transwarp cells. Each engine uses a number of smaller cells. The cells can also be removed and used individually on smaller craft such as shuttles and stasis pods.

Each transwarp engine also generates its own transwarp signature that can be used to track its movements or pin down its current location.

Additionally, transwarp shunt technology allows a traveler to move through space and time without a ship. Instead, the traveler simply stands upon a platform to be transported to the desired place and time. The platform is not transported along with he traveler, so if he wishes to return, there must be another transwarp shunt device on the other end, or he must bring along the parts to build one.

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As part of a scheme to change history and allow the Decepticons to win the Great War, Megatron used a transwarp-capable ship (the Darksyde) to travel to Earth during the Ark's dormancy. Optimus Primal and his crew followed in the Axalon to stop Megatron.

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Magmatron used a transwarp shunt to travel to the middle of Megatron's and Optimus Primal's Beast War in order to capture Maximal protoforms. As an additional prize for his masters, he intended to send Megatron back to Cybertron, but was tricked by Razorbeast and Optimus Minor, causing Magmatron himself to be sent back instead.

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