Prospector Freighter

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Stats

  • Era: Late Early Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Singapore Station, Lunar Shipyards
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): Unaffiliated
  • Type: Freighter
  • Size: Small (Frigate Sized)
  • Crew: 6
  • Speed: D
    • Cruise: 0.5G
    • Max: 2G
  • Agility: C
  • Armor: D-
  • Endurance: D
  • Weapons: None
  • Defenses: None
  • Sensors: D
  • Small Craft Capacity:
    • 1 Full-Sized Docking Port (1 XL sized mount)

History

The Prospector Freighter was an odd idea to quickly get mining vessels into space to mine asteroids. They were built after the Corporate Wars and people on Earth wanted to quickly get back to their former prosperity. Small groups of people with the required skills would toss together one of these designs with substandard safety measures in a gold rush style attempt to bring critical resources back to Earth. However Ceres claimed the entire asteroid belt and required minimum standards most of these ships could not meet for anyone working in the belt. This moved the Ceres Homeguard to performing policing duty to the entire asteroid belt. Once the ‘gold rush’ period ended these craft died off, with only a few staying in service with small groups to act as limited freight haulers.

These ships would make a comeback in the Tantalus System where again ships were needed to quickly mine the massive resources of the system. Most of these were better constructed than earlier ones had been and many are still in service.

The ships are not suited to combat and have no weapons. They have a single VASIMR drive with four cylindrical holding tanks around it to contain any cargo. Of course they also lack FTL capability and even those few still in operation are never likely to be upgraded to support LGS.

Prospector Freighter

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