Drifts are large space colonies that are usually built in orbit or in deepspace. They are often built because they are an extremely good place for ships to dock and send shuttles and personnel down to a planet. Drifts are galactic hubs because of the myriad range of services they provide, like refueling, resupplying, repairs, Drydock facilities, marketplaces, mail stops, a place to live, rest stops, news, and shuttle ports. Drifts can be over 15 miles long with over 8 thousand permanent residents, or can simply be large converted spaceships, retrofitted for specific purposes.
- Albequerque Drift is a casino drift where Seamus Harper went to meet Andulasia, about the location of Hasturi's Asteroid.
- Atol Pi Drift is where Beka and Rhade delivered the Biological Armor.
- Cassius Drift is where Dylan Hunt went to find some clues as to the Leper's whereabouts.
- Clarion's Call is a casino drift and a former High Guard troop transport with a Ship's Avatar named Ryan.
- Cygnus Drift
- Desideratum Drift is where Olma sent Tamerlane Anasazi's DNA to be compared with Drago Museveni's.
- El Dorado Drift is one of the few outposts of civilization and high technology left in the Milky Way Galaxy's Orion Arm. El Dorado Drift is highly sought after for its resupply facilities. Unfortunately, this Free Trade Alliance owned drift is also notorious for price gouging and sometimes supplying customers with shoddy or defective equipment.
- Fellenhoff Drift is where Dylan went to meet with Konstantine.
- Ganglia Drift is a drift ran by Citizen Eight.
- Haukin Vora Drift is where Dylan and Molly Noguchi went to get parts from Ferahr al-Akbar. The local police are underpaid and encourage bribes.
- High Guard Station GS-92196
- Mendocino Drift
- Paradise Drift is a signatory of the new Commonwealth.
- Pierpont Drift is a drift ran by Doge Miskich.
- Rodina Drift
- Starlight and Stillwater Orbital Monastery
- Scheherezade Drift
- Sigma Tau Five Drift is where Dylan was kidnapped and taken to Mobius.
- Singapore Drift is a center of trade and maintenance.
- Topeka Drift
- Volsung Aerie Orbital Platform
- Winnipeg Drift is where the Mutual Defense Pact was signed.
- Vindlegrot Drift is briefly shown onscreen under a gaming ranking from the episode "Double or Nothingness"
- Zempf Drift is where Dylan meets with Zeus.