The proper name of warp drive
. It operates (as far as I can tell
) by pulling the vehicle
partway into subspace
to form a partial bubble
unviverse. by distorting the bubble the reffrence point for the bubble is moved through four space
untill the destination is reached where the bubble is reintegrated with four space.
This is extrapolated from the shows and books with lots of guessing. It is likely to be shown wrong by later episodes.
See also: Fractional Warp Velocities