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The orbital jumper was a light shuttle produced by Poranji. Not hyperspace-capable, orbital jumpers were popular on Core Worlds such as Coruscant for travel in near-planetary space. Vessels of this type were used by high-ranking military and government officers for travel on short notice during the Black Fleet Crisis.

CharacteristicsEdit

The orbital jumper was a three-meter-long light shuttle designed for short-range applications such as intercontinental travel or transit from the ground to orbital facilities like space stations and skyhooks. Unmodified units had only repulsorlift engines for primary motive power and had limited ion drives for maneuvering. This allowed a maximum atmospheric speed of 650 kilometers per hour without the ability to travel beyond orbital space. They were sold unarmed and were able to carry a total of four Human-sized beings, including the pilot. At 35,000 credits new or 20,000 credits used,[1] the Poranji orbital jumper was the smallest ground-to-orbit craft licensed for use on Coruscant.[2]

Some units were upgraded to leave orbit and were capable of traveling as far as a nearby moon. This was not common, as there were numerous alternative methods of in-system travel that were faster, less expensive, and more efficient.

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