Also found below the Introduction is a chronology used by Professor hault-Daarnuludka while she was researching and writing her well received history.
In the 564 years that preceded the discovery of Jump theories and their application in early Jump Drives, Terrans dared the stars in slow torchships. Colonies both official and private were founded, some flourished, others failed. Those that flourished were used as the argument to continue interstellar ventures and further scientific surveys.
A Daarnulud Design Bureau R&D Team funded by grants (from sources such as the Thornwood Institute's School of Dimensional Physics, Terran Academy of Sciences, UNA Space Department, ESA, Indian Space Ministry, Sino-Soviet Space Alliance) and headquartered in deep space Sol, develop the first practical Jump Drive. After working with current theoretical maths and simulations, based on an orginal paper A Theory of Jumpspace (Applications and Implications for Interstellar Societies) by W. Hawthorne, PhD and L. Khukek, PhD that outlined the basic theory of Jumpspace, including data sets and formulas. The paper was published in the Journal of Interstellar Naval Architecture and Engineering (JINAE) in 2307 CE.
The DDB team ran the solution simulations on 3,072 mainframe computers arranged in a hypercube array. The base computers were fiber optic Model3bis hardware with improved semi-organic operating wetware, loaded with special applications (Gravitics-6, HCP-3i, Jump Theory-1, Math-6, Physics-6) with a base cost of MCr 1.35 per unit ror a total array cost of MCr 4,147.2 and a mass of 27,648 Kg or 28 Tons.
Jump Drives open the stars to humanity in ways only previously imagined. The environmentally and war damaged Terra's nations, the system's other sovereign states together with the guilds form the early 1st Federation.
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