Guardians of the Stars
- Era: Modern Space Era
- Manufacturer: Mars Shipyards, Lunar Shipyards
- Government(s)/Organization(s): Mercenaries
- Type: Heavy Frigate
- Size: Small/Medium
- Crew: 45
- Speed: B
- Cruise: 40-80G
- Max: 480G
- LGS: 4:10
- FTL: Commercial Linear Type 1M2 (0.75 ly/m)
- Agility: B-
- Armor: C
- Endurance: B+
- Weapons: 4 Railgun Turrets, 16 Laser Turrets
- Defenses: Flare/Chafe Launcher
- Sensors: C
The Cosmic series of frigates were designed around a radical take on drive and power systems. The ships fusion power plant is built into and around the ships fusion torch drive with a bussard ram scoop capping the front. The result was an enhanced range, however it takes up the entire underside of the ship and any damage to those locations is potentially crippling. The Military was not happy with the results and so it entered the civilian and mercenary markets. Variants of the design act as Yachts, Racers, and Mercenary/Militia heavy frigates.
The mercenary version is the only armed variant with impressive firepower offered by four double barreled railgun turrets and sixteen dual barreled point defense laser turrets. What it truly lacks is missiles for a long range punch, though it does have superb anti-missile defenses and so is a good shield against pirate forces for freighters.
It is the heaviest armed legal mercenary craft in use and often considered the ‘big brother’ of the Valiant Frigate even though it’s crew capacity is lower.