Heighliner

Heighliner
Name: Heighliner
Function: Interstellar Travel Vessel
Manufactured by: Spacing Guild
Affiliation: Spacing Guild

"A Heighliner is truly big. Its hold will tuck all our frigates and transports into a little corner — we'll be just a small part of the ship's manifest."
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Duke Leto Atreides I.

Description

A heighliner was a massive spatial vessel controlled by the Spacing Guild that was large enough to hold a fleet of ships into its cargo carrier. It utilised the "space folding" method of transport, through which one could travel great distances without moving, and thus was bulky and un-aerodynamically shaped. It is likely to have possessed no engines or weapons
Heighliner
A Heighliner over Caladan
whatsoever, and was even more likely to have never moved through realspace with intent.
To use folded space, heighliners used both a Guild Navigator and a Holtzman Generator. The Generator's purpose was to fold the actual space, creating a complex warp that was then navigated by the Navigator.

Transportation of the Atreides

When the order was given to Duke Leto I that Arrakis would be put under care of the Atreides, a heighliner was prepared for them. This heighliner carried all of their ships and cargo to Arrakis, and was seen to appear above the planet a few moments later.

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