Eclipse Phase | AUSTIN, TEXAS | 2015-2019 A.D.
Restricted space is an area forbidden to unauthorized vessels. There are several possible reasons for restricting an area of space, the primary one being military. The exclusion of prying eyes is the number one reason the military uses for setting restricted areas, be it for prototype testing or war games. Another reason for restricted zones is protection, whether to protect something in the area or the ships that might enter the area. Sensitive scientific experiments, dangerous natural occurrences, or other non-military restricted areas are generally set up by government agencies for public protection. Consequences for violating restricted space vary widely and include fines, detention, confiscation or even destruction of the offending vessel. No passage into restricted space is permitted without authorization, and evading detection is unlikely without taking extreme precautions. Those that do have authorization must still follow the normal rules of space navigation.