The spatial trajector was a technology utilized by the Sikarians, a species native to the Delta Quadrant, which allowed them to transport to planets up to 40,000 light years away. Operating on the principle of folding space, the trajector utilized antineutrinos as a catalyst for the space-folding process. It then created a neutrino envelope around the object or person to be transported, and used Sikaris's mantle of tetrahedral quartz to focus and amplify the trajector field. This limitation meant that the trajector could only be used on or near the planet itself.
In 2371, the crew of the USS Voyager attempted negotiate for the technology, but were refused access by the planet's leaders. Subsequently, a small number of crewmembers attempted to covertly obtain the technology by making a deal with a Sikarian trader, exchanging the Federation library for the trajector matrix. When the matrix was activated, it initiated an antineutrino bombardment which destabilized Voyager's plasma manifold and nearly caused a warp core breach. This incident revealed the catastrophic incompatibility of the two technologies and necessitated the physical destruction of the trajector matrix. (VOY: "Prime Factors")