The largest weakness of warship-carried Pre-Contact rockets was ironically the rockets themselves. They were large and massive, and every rocket a warship carried took valuable space to carry it and valuable fuel to move it. Most warships only carried a handful of rockets because of this. But space stations and planetary colonies often surrounded themselves with long-range rocket-based defense grids that were happy to outgun any stray warship prowling their territory. Only the most prepared or ruthless warship commanders risked angering such defense grids.