Memory Beta, non-canon Star Trek Wiki
Advertisement
Memory Beta, non-canon Star Trek Wiki

Subspace communication is the primary form of communication, used by most warp capable species across the galaxy. Subspace communications are dispatched through subspace in excess of warp factor +9.9999, and can thus, travel incredible distances. (ST reference: The Star Trek Encyclopedia)

Subspace communication required the technology of the transtator. (TOS comic: "Prisoners")

At close range to a sender of a subspace communication, real-time communication is possible, but outside of that range, their is a time lag depending on how distant the receiver is to the sender. This can be countered with the deployment of subspace relay buoys that act as a booster to subspace messages and allow better communication. (VOY episode: "Message in a Bottle")

An unusual hybrid starship encountered by the USS Enterprise-D in 2370 was remote controlled via subspace signals. (TNG comic: "Strategy")

External link[]

Advertisement