In FTL the player can generally leave a sector before the rebel fleet makes it absolutely necessary to jump to the next sector.
Often it can be a good strategy to spend a few extra jumps in a sector gathering resources because the next sector is usually slightly more difficult. But a player could be in a hostile sector and want to spend more jumps in the next less hostile sector.
Does leaving a sector early give the player more time in the next sector?
Or does the rebel fleet counter reset for each sector after a jump to a new sector?