He was within half an hour's solar-system drive of the grain-fleet.
A third put on the barest trace of solar-system drive to get clear of the rest.
He set the Isis's solar-system drive to that exact quantity.
So the Isis was left with a solar-system drive and rockets and nothing else.
Overdrive was sometimes not fast enough—but solar-system drive was infuriatingly slow.
The Mekinese battleship reached a height where it could maneuver on solar-system drive without rockets.
Bors swung the Isis and drove on solar-system drive to get well away from Garen.
It had solar-system drive, for use within a planetary group, and it had overdrive for use between the stars.
The distance was too short for even the briefest of overdrive hops, but it would take time to get there on solar-system drive.
He waited while the solar-system drive pushed the Med Ship a quarter of the way around the bright planet below.