Impulse engine

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Because impulse engines include fusion reactors, they are typically the ship's secondary power source, outpowered only by the [[warp core]].
 
Because impulse engines include fusion reactors, they are typically the ship's secondary power source, outpowered only by the [[warp core]].
  
Impulse engines are capable of powering a ship for short journies at FTL speeds, but doing so drains fuel rapidly. The ''Enterprise'' nearly exhausted the fuel for its impulse engines in just 14 hours of interstellar travel when the [[warp core]] was inoperable due to "burning out" the ship's [[dilithium]] crystals.<ref>TOS "Mudd's Women"</ref>
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Impulse engines are capable of powering a ship for short journies at FTL speeds (assuming the ship has a functioning [[warp drive]]), but doing so drains fuel rapidly. The ''Enterprise'' nearly exhausted the fuel for its impulse engines in just 14 hours of interstellar travel when the [[warp core]] was inoperable due to "burning out" the ship's [[dilithium]] crystals.<ref>TOS "Mudd's Women"</ref>
  
 
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