Only vehicles of the starship scale (see Extras for more on scale) can generate the vast amount of energy necessary to translate a vessel into q-space and back again. This usually means all power must go to the translation engines - shields and weapons cannot be supported. Even maneuvering is usually taken offline.
Not observing these basic safety measures increases the difficulty to translate into or out of q-space by +2 for each feature not observed.
Starships have a number of systems in common, regardless of role or function. See the Extras section for information on the various roles available during a conflict.