Occasionally during a challenge, not always, kinetic effects - like explosions - knock vessels for two or three times their length, and these are cruisers! Not sure what causes this.
I’ve seen this one as well. It made some of the challenges pretty tough, when every hit to a ship would cause it to bounce backwards. At the time, I thought it was just some ship module I must have missed.
I noticed this in the latest build too, quite funny at first but gets annoying quickly.
I got this one for the first time today. The bounce back effect on some of the smaller frigates threw them almost halfway across the map! I had no idea what was happening, but it was very annoying, especially when I was trying to play test my fleets to make them perfect. -.-
Should be fixed in 1.03b.