# How does Transwarp speed relate to Warpspeed?

In this question we learn a great deal about the in-universe warp speed mechanics.
How does the warp scale relate to trans-warp speeds?

Geordi La Forge describes transwarp as twenty times maximum warp and that normal sub-space limitations do not apply to trans-warp variables.

Is this simply 9.99 * 20? Or if not, is there a trans-warp scale?

• Can't really answer the transwarp portion, but considering by the 24th century, infinite velocity was designated as warp factor ten, it stands to reason, that transwarp is simply a method to achieve speeds above what conventional propulsion was capable of, but yet were still finite. Dec 19, 2015 at 0:55
• Ah ha! You perceive my thinly veiled dilemma! Dec 19, 2015 at 0:56
• You are missing one piece, warp factors are non-linear, so 20*9.99 is not a valid answer for 20x maximum warp. Dec 19, 2015 at 0:57
• I always wonder if this is more a problem with the definition of the words 'speed/velocity'. Do they continue to make sense when you are traveling through subspace, or a transwarp conduit, or do they become relative to something else. IE at warp one, they from the point of a planet they are traveling at the speed of light, but what is the speed of the ship, within the warp bubble? Dec 19, 2015 at 0:58
• If you pull at the threads of this particular knot, I've seen some reference to recalibrated warp values corresponding to power input and NOT actual velocity. Then warp 10 becomes the maximum velocity because current warp field mechanics theory states at warp 10 energy input -> infinity. If Trek transwarp uses different theory, then the velocities possible for a given energy input could be higher (e.g. 20x higher) than those for conventional warp theory and the velocity limit of "warp 10" due to infinite energy input goes away. You just have to ignore VOY, which I mostly do anyway, lol. Mar 26, 2016 at 17:03