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(You bastard. Roll lower. It's more fun that way!)
We place our test subject, a young border collie, into the pod. The pod, slightly smaller than a battlecruiser, is almost all engine and drive core, with a small cockpit for the passenger and a very small computer interface to receive the ignition signal and call for retrieval.
The ship is towed into place, and the signal is given. The ship flashes with a red light, and is gone. The light remains for several seconds, and thermal sensors indicate it is emitting near-solar temperatures before it winks out.
Twelve-point-six-six-four seconds later, the pod appears in the outer reaches of Lutrious' star system, only fifty or sixty million miles from its intended target, along with large gravitic distortions that pull several objects from its Kuiper Belt into the system. Battlecruisers destroy the objects quickly, once we understand exactly what just happened.
Unfortunately, while the test was largely a success, the pod is horribly mangled from stresses, and the dog has...well, the most accurate word is probably "popped." More work is needed.