The Trans-Orbital Accelerator, is the Terran equivalent of the jumpgate for use moving around the Solar System, as well as Aldrin. Rather than generating a warp tunnel between two points, it works by accelerating ships to high sublight speeds in a short distance and decelerating them at the complementary Trans-Orbital Accelerator. Trans-Orbital Accelerators are also used by the Argon in the Albion sectors.
Since warp/jump technology is not employed, the jumpdrive cannot use a Trans-Orbital Accelerator as an exit point. The jumpdrive can still be used to to jump out of a sector that has only Trans-Orbital Accelerators and no gates, but not in.
It is possible to jump into a sector connected only by Trans-Orbital Accelerators if a usable Jump Beacon is present in the sector. Only in Albion Prelude are jump beacons ever usable, so this only applies to that game.
|Gates||Jumpgate • Trans-Orbital Accelerator|
|Devices||Jump Beacon • Jumpdrive • Unfocused Jumpdrive|
|Fuel||Energy Cells • Spaceflies|
|Other||Universe map • The Hub|