Near Space, sometimes called The Near, is a region of Drift-accessible space where there are many Drift beacons and most planets are known. Near Space contrasts with the Vast, where Drift beacon density is much lower and Drift travel is much more difficult.
Despite its name and the fact that much of Near Space is close to the Pact Worlds system and galactic core, pockets of Near Space exist as far as the galactic rim, while uncharted areas near the galactic core are considered part of the Vast—distance has no bearing on a location's inclusion in either region when compared to Drift beacon density.
- Daegox 4
- Heicoron IV
- Pact Worlds system
- Tabrid Minor