The main spaceship has two propulsion systems: The Boson Drive for intra-galactic travel, and Infinity Thrusters are used within a solar system.
This page looks at the Boson Drive, which like most Centaurean science, is based upon transporter technology. The engine may be used in short, sub-second bursts within a solar system, but this is not fuel efficient.
Peni explainedBook Three, Chapter 20, Predefining the Arbitrary
"The fuel is lithium-six [6Li] that is bombarded in first instance by helium-four [4H], creating fusion plasma via nuclear spallation; already providing initial thrust and ships power, but there is more. These elements are
both bosons, but the production of 3H, helium three or tritium, a fermion, is what matters.
"A secondary process injects tritium particles into a secondary propulsion chamber, where complex quarks [─13Q] are fired at the soup. Just like in a transporter, these are controlled by singularity crystals; except these
are anti-photons. The resultant fusion providing enhanced thrust …and by combining the output of both drives, a seamless flow of regular and stable thrust is produced.
"The duplex fusion reactors thrust against special internal shields at virtual point of source, maximum force to be precise; the unusable reaction residue, plus hazardous and unstable particles exiting via the exhaust pipes.
One boson drive can propel this ship at one-tenth the speed of light. That is quick."
The Intra-galactic Boson Drive utilises a nucleonic collider, specifically designed to create bursts of thrust, and separate strongly bound quarks within heavy lithium molecules. Suitable particles are such as the anti-quark group
–13Q are processed and queued. Other matter resulting is instantaneously transported to the nuclear fusion reactor, secondary reactor, used to powers ships systems, or is otherwise harnessed in batteries.
A containment shield that utilises electromagnetic field control, allayed to the ship's gravity well, fires the grouped –13Q, targeted by the use of Singularity Crystals, and the resultant nuclear fusion of both primary and
secondary fusion reactors is used to propel the spaceship. The secondary fusion reactor modifies the thrust bursts of the primary drive, adding a little extra power, but primarily acts like a damper, to provide stable and continuous
Because of particle quantity; the boson drive produces intra-galactic leaps of distance, in seconds, and due to transporter-based science, there are no associated gravity forces; the ship and people inside simply changed space-time
The force of momentum created; there remained radical particles that needed to be dealt with, many were photons, seen as the 'engine's rear flares'; but others being dangerous to life. These were discharged through the rear release
ports that look like giant rocket thrusters, but are in fact exhaust pipes, a safety release mechanism; the thrust has already been applied internally; just like an internal combustion engine.
The exhaust system also includes modules to modify and render harmless the particles released, a bit similar to a series of differing catalytic converters. Some sections create or reclaim useful elements; so just like a modern
sewage treatment facility, what comes out of the back is relatively harmless.