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 (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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Impulse engines are capable of powering a ship for short journeys 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>
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==

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