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The Y Que was a small slingshot racing ship owned and crewed by Manéo Jung-Espinoza Books • TV, who spent months building it from salvage.

It was not outfitted with an Epstein Drive, and had its transponder removed to maintain radio silence. The non-literal English translation of the Spanish Y Que is So What.

HistoryEdit

The RingEdit

The ship was used by Jung-Espinoza to "slingshot" from the Belt to Uranus's orbit, to ultimately reach and fly through the Ring. Although he was successful in achieving the flight trajectory for this, the slow zone on the other side of the Ring caused the pilot's death, and the Y Que came to rest in orbit around Ring Station together with other debris.

NotesEdit

  • The phrase "Y Que" is of Spanish roots. As such, it is not pronounced like the letters "Y"-"Q" but rather "E"-"K". It was pronounced as such in dialog both by Manéo and by the Hammurabi communications officer.

Trivia Edit

  • The literal translation of Y Que (Spanish) is "and what?". However, the English equivalent to this phrase is "So what?". In their respective languages, these phrases are used as a form of confrontational challenge and in competitive situations as well.