This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 00:46, June 18, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah in the Dawn of the Jedi era, the inhabitants of the Tython System, can only travel the planets in that system because they did not have hyperdrive technology yet. However, how did they travel from planet to planet? Sublight speeds wouldn't work as it would take 30 years to get from Tython to Furies Gate (same as Earth to Pluto). However, is it possible that they could travel at the speed of light, which would make the travel 6-10 hours. What do you think?22.214.171.124 17:14, May 1, 2013 (UTC)
Couple of things here...
We don't know how large or small the Tython system is. Your Earth/Pluto supposition is entirely speculative.
To this day, we don't know how fast hyperdrive vs. non-hyperdrive travel is. While hyperdrive is clearly many times the speed of light (allowing travel across the galaxy in a matter of hours), sub-hyperdrive speeds are less clear. You'll note that, in the asteroid field chase in Empire Strike Back, the Falcon—without a functioning hyperdrive—still managed to travel from the Hoth system, to the Anoat system, and finally to the Bespin system. And nobody died of old age.
I wouldn't be so quick to be confused or critical here. The best you can do, really, is just take it at face value: the Tyhans can travel within their own system easily enough, but trans-galactic travel at that point is restricted to hyperdrive-capable societies (the Rakata, in this case). — DigiFluid(Whine here) 21:02, May 1, 2013 (UTC)
To point out a couple of other things: 30 years from Earth to Pluto is hogwash. The New Horizons spacecraft launched in January 2006 is scheduled to reach Pluto in July 2015, or nine and a half years. Second, the Millennium Falcon indeed traveled from Hoth to Anoat on sublight engines in what appears to be a very short period of time, but according to The Essential Atlas, it then used a backup hyperdrive (a Class 10 per the Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual, which various RPG sourcebooks indicate would be twenty times slower than the Falcon's main Class 0.5 hyperdrive) to reach Bespin, which took "weeks". So the real answer is that spacecraft, regardless of whether they are using sublight or hyperdrive engines, move at the speed of plot. —MJ—Training Room 21:19, May 1, 2013 (UTC)
Really, as long as there is some MacGuffin aboard the ships to account for time dilation effects and inertia (the latter is certainly true; they have artificial gravity), their ships could be traveling at high fractions of the speed of light and able to cross the system in a matter of hours. And the sense I get is that not too much time passes when they travel, so an extremely fast sub-FTL speed is likely. Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith-Just shy, not antisocial: You can talk to me!- 13:15, May 2, 2013 (UTC)