A crucial element in conquering space is interstellar travel. Ships are needed that can reach distant regions of space to map it, to search for and deliver raw materials, and to engage hostile elements if required.
The Ascon control systems have provided the basic nagivation and communication needs to make interstellar travel a reality. And each species has its own unique technologies. But it is the Council of the Species Controlling the Universe that has standardized space travel, developed barter agreements in space technology and launched its own research and development programs to maintain a balance between the species. Certain standardized ship types comprise the basic building blocks of each species’ fleets, and their production is supervised by the joint committees of the Species Controlling the Universe.