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Protostar engines

A protostar engine or proto-engine, officially known as the gravimetric protostar containment or simply protostar containment, was powered by a protostar and allowed Protostar-type starships to travel considerably faster than conventional warp speed by utilizing proto-warp.

Prostar engine engaged

When activated, a third nacelle was deployed from the aft of the ship while the two main nacelles were angled into a lower position. The engine itself was a high-priority system and utilized a lot of the ship's overall power, and could only be deactivated with command level authorization. If the ship was only left with reserve power, an active protostar engine would quickly deplete those reserves, unless non-essential systems like food replicators were shut down instead.

Holographic training advisors were not supplied with any knowledge of this system, nor the authorization to deactivate it. (PRO: "Terror Firma")

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