The Kallans – Technical Guide

The Kallans – Technical Guide

This page provides a guide to technical items and concepts mentioned in the stories and books about The Kallans.

Astraldrive The main method used by Kallan Travellers of travelling above the speed of light. The Astraldrive parts normal space allowing a ship to travel in sub-space, best described as a bubble in space. This thereby allows faster than light travel.
Betatron Engine A sub-light engine that emits electrons at high speeds creating thrust to propel the object forward in space. The maximum speed attainable with this engine is officially 95% that of the speed of light or 176,967.9 miles per second.
Comm unit A device used to transmit sound and picture signals over great distances.   The device uses sub-space through which to transmit the communication.
Infrasonic scanner A hand held scanner that emits high frequency sounds to allow it to ‘see’ through objects. It is used frequently with archaeological work to allow identification of material types, density and to detect cavities within objects.
Jarashati A starship designed primarily for use with scientific, research matters.   ‘Jarashati’ literally means ‘Scientific’ in Kallan.
Matter/Antimatter Chamber A chamber which uses the energy created from matter and antimatter colliding and destroying each other to create energy. They are generally the main power source for space craft and stations, though the technology is used to power the majority of Kallan cities.   Occasional use of these chambers has been known to power private residences.