Note: For the examples of spacecraft design posted on this blog, I mostly use 2ed. Mongoose Traveller rules, but some examples using 1ed. rules will persist until they can be upgraded.

Look at the side column for variant rules I use in my campaign.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Preliminary notes for up-coming campaign

For this campaign, "UNESCO's War", the story begins in the Eridani-Prime System as Earth attempts to assert it's so called right to tax the people of this sovereign system.

This campaign will be using Mongoose Traveller, 2ed. rules, Cepheus Rules, and some house rules modifications. The Near Space map associated with the Cepheus Engine will be used initially.



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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Capital city of Eridani Prime

Here is a picture of New Eden, the capital city of Eridani Prime:


The planet was settled soon after the advent of anti-gravity, so the capital city was built as a self-sustaining arcology utilizing the new design techniques available to house the colonists until enough other cities could be built to accommodate the massive immigration from Earth. Now that a number of centuries have gone by since first landing, many people have moved out to other cities. However, a quarter of the planet's more than 400,000,000 population still reside within the city, since many are content with the progressive living conditions in this comfortable, cultured, and beautiful city.

The city is located near the equator close to one of the few land-locked seas; the regulation of the canal system of the planet is conducted from this city through the Department of Ecology & Resources. The Technocratic Council Meets here and rules from here.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Station 7, 600dt Fuel refinery station at outer Gas giant in Epsilon Eridani system

This station is civilian built and maintained to service freighters only wanting to jump into the outer system to exchange modules or vessels. However, until construction is complete on Station 9 (a much larger fuel and manufacturing center), Eridani System Defense command considers this a military asset in time of emergency. As long as your business is legal and peaceable, this is a safe port in the outer system. 

It is an open secret that a system defense boat is lurking in the gas giant below, however what is not as well known is that a meson gun emplacement has been built deep in thick atmosphere of the planet below under the cover of the cost/time over-runs with Station 9's construction.






600dt Space Station, TL9

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     Hull:
600dt, Std., 240HP, AF0, 120EP (BSSP), 30Mcr.

     Control (Deck A, 24dt):
Standard Bridge (DM-4), [201-1000 dtons SrSh / 501-5000 dtons SpSt], 20dt, 3Mcr.
     +Holographics (Init.+2), +0.75Mcr.
Computer: 3ea. Model R10fib, 0.72Mcr.
Sensors: Civilian Grade (DM-2), 1dt, 1EP, 3Mcr.
Space for upgrades: 3dt (Common Space), 0.3Mcr.
     Total Controls: Init.+2, DM-2, R10f, 24dt, 1EP, 37.77Mcr.

     Accommodations (Deck B, 28dt):
6ea. Staterooms, 24dt, 3Mcr.
1ea. Medbay, 4dt, 1Mcr.

     Utility (Deck C, 26.5dt):
2ea. Workshops, 12dt, 1.8Mcr.
Biosphere for 12 sophonts, 6dt, 1.2Mcr.
Stores, 8.5dt.

     Engineering (Deck D, 4 levels, 37.5dt):
Fuel Refinery, 120dt/day, 10dt, 10EP, 10Mcr.
M-drive: Gravitic, 0G thrust, 1.5dt, 15EP, 1.5Mcr.
Power Plant, Fusion-8, 200EP output, 20dt, 10Mcr.
     Uses 0.5dt/week
Fuel for Power Plant: (12 weeks), 6dt.
     Total Engineering: 37.5dt, 190EP avail., 21.5Mcr.

Fuel Tanks (360dt): 8ea. 45dt tanks

Cargo (Deck E, 16dt): 16dt

Cargo (Deck F, 16dt): 16dt

     Docks, main (Deck G, 24dt):
2ea. Docking clamps for 100-300dt vessels, 20dt, 4Mcr.
Common Space, 4dt, 0.4Mcr.

     Docks, secondary (Deck H, 30dt):
4ea. Docking clamps for 50dt vessels (fuel cutters), 20dt, 4Mcr.
Additional Power Plant Fuel, 10dt (+20 weeks).

     Observation Deck (Deck I, 20dt):
Additional Power Plant Fuel, 10dt, (+20 weeks).
Common Space, 10dt, 1Mcr.

     Maintenance Deck (Deck J, 18dt):
2ea. Sets of Repair Drones, 12dt, 2.4Mcr.
Stores (parts & supplies), 6dt.

     Totals:
600dt, 240HP, AF0, 69EP avail., M=0, Init.+2, DM-2, R10f, Cargo=32dt, Stores=14.5dt,
Fuel avail.=360dt, Duration=52 weeks, 108.07Mcr9~75.649McrImp.



     Crew (5 sophonts, 32Kcr./mo.):
Station Commander/Traffic Controller, 1ea.
Name: Zachary Anderson



Rank: 4 (Ex-Navy Commander)
UPP: 8989C9-0
Age: 38 (42)
Appearance: Human, male; height/weight; description;
Personality: Cordial but efficient.
Hobbies/Interests: Painting
Religion/Political Philosophy: Secular Humanism/Social Democrat
Service History:
Navy, 5 terms
Citizen, corporate, 1 term (current)

Assets:
10Kcr/year pension
Bank account: 2,121,600crImp

Skills:
Pilot (Small Craft)-2
Admin.-2
Advocate-1
Astrogation-1
Computer-1
Sensors-1
Comms-1
Leader-1
Tactics-1
Vacc Suit-0
Gunnery-0
Mechanic-0
Gun Cbt. (SMG)-1
Blade-1

Salary:  10Kcr./mo.
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Chief Engineer, 1ea.

Name: Keith Sanders
Rank: 3
UPP: 87A9D7-0
Age: 34 (38)
Appearance: human, male; height/weight; description;
Personality: Even tempered, hyper active (would rather be working than sitting around).
Hobbies/Interests: Studying drive specs and other engineering info.
Religion/Political Philosophy: none/statist
Service History:
Navy, 3 terms
University, 1 term
Citizen (Worker), 1 term (current)

Assets:
1,113,800crImp.

Skills:
Engineering (Power Plant-2, Life Support-1, Gravitics-1)-4
Mechanic-1
Computer-1
Gunnery-1
Sensors-1
Vacc Suit-1
Pilot-0
Athletics (End)-0
Comms-0
Investigate-1
Farming-1
Biology-1
Medical-0

Salary: 5Kcr./month

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Assistant Engineer/Electrician, 1ea.

Name: Helena Russkovsky


Rank: 1
UPP: 8989A7-0
Age: 26 (34)
Appearance: Human, female; height/weight; description;
Personality: Out-going, team player, anti-touchie-feelie.
Hobbies/Interests: 20th century Earth music.
Religion/Political Philosophy: Orange Orthodox Church of Earth / Minarchist, republican
Service History:
Navy, 2 terms
Polytechnic school, 1 term
Citizen (Worker), 1 term (current)

Assets:
Electronics Tools
Mechanics Tools
misc. equipment
182,000crImp
Stereo equipment, song collection

Skills:
Engineering (Power Plant)-1
Electronics-2
Mechanical-1
Computer-1
Farming-1
Gun Cbt.(Rifle)-1
Gambling-0
Pilot-0
Vacc Suit-0
Athletics (Dex)-0
Gunnery-0
Melee (Club or pipe bender)-1
Medical-0

Salary: 4Kcr./month

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Assistant Engineer/Mechanic, 1ea.

Name: Jaffrey Sendai
Rank: 0
UPP: 89ABC8-0
Age: 30 (34)
Appearance: Human, male; height/weight; description;
Personality:
Hobbies/Interests:
Religion/Political Philosophy:
Service History:
Army, 3 terms
Citizen (Worker), 1 term (current)

Assets:
Mechanics Tools
40,000crImp.

Skills:
Gun Cbt (Rifle)-2
Mechanical-2
Engineering (Life Support)-1
Electronics-1
Farming-1
Computer-0
Vacc Suit-0
Gunnery-0

Salary: 4Kcr./month

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Station Admin./Security/Customs, 1ea.

Name: Daniel Sherwood
Rank: 1
UPP: A5A7B9-0
Age: 58 (58)
Appearance: Human, Solomani, male; 5'8"/160lbs; Brown/Grey hair, blue eyes, fair skin;
Personality: Outgoing
Hobbies/Interests: Drinking, Sports, etc.
Religion/Political Philosophy: Orange Church of Earth, Roman Synod (lapsed) / Trade Unionist
Service History:
University, 1 term
Other, 2 terms
Citizen (Worker), 7 terms (current)

Assets:
30dt Module at nearby Patrick Station (civilian space station)
5,000crImp.

Skills:
Admin.-3
Advocate-1
Streetwise-1
Forgery-1
Broker-1
Gambling-0
Computer-1
Survival-0
Vacc Suit-0
Carousing-1

Salary: 5Kcr./month

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Jump Frame--300dt payload at J-2, 121McrImp.


TL12



This starship is set up for J-2 operations, but can be flown without the external load for J-4 or reduced external load for J-3 with loads requiring their own supply of system power. J-1 operations are also possible, but will require a self-powered payload module (900dt) and a re-configuring of on-board cargo docking clamp area.


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300dt Hull, standard, close structure, 15Mcr.
Armor: none (AF0)
Total Hull: 250dt, HP=100, AF0, 250dt+350dt avail., 15McrC

Bridge, standard, for control of up to 1000dt, DM-4, 20dt, 3Mcr (/600dt).
Computer: R15bis (R15,20/jump), 3McrB~2.824McrC
Civilian Grade Sensors, DM-2, 1EP, 1dt, 3McrA~2.647McrC
     Total Controls, DM-4, R15/20, 1EP, 21dt, 8.471McrC

Basic Ship Systems Power Requirement: 60EP (or 120EP when grappling 300dt load)

     Engines: 
Gravitic M-drive, 4/2G thrust, -120EP*, 12dt, 24Mcr.
Fusion-12 Power Plant, +255EP*, 17dt, 17Mcr.
     Fuel: 1.7dt (4 weeks)
Jump Drive, TL13, J-4/300dt, J-2/600dt, 35dt, -120EP*, 52.5MCrD~55.59McrC
     Uses 120dt fuel per jump.
Fuel Processor, 40dt/day, 2dt, 0.10Mcr.
Total Engines: 66dt, 4/2G thrust, J-4/J-2, 135EP* avail., 96.69McrC
     *M-drive will not run when J-drive is running.

Fuel Tank for Jump + 790 hours duration (4.7 weeks): 122dt

Hardpoint, 4ea., 6EP, 2dt, 6.25Mcr.
     Triple turret, 1EP, 1Mcr.
          [Missile Rack, 0.75Mcr.]
          [Pulse Laser, 4EP, 1Mcr.]
          [Missile Rack, 0.75Mcr.]
     Triple turret, 1EP, 1Mcr.
          [Missile Rack, 0.75Mcr.]
          [Sandcaster, 0EP, 0.25Mcr.]
          [Missile Rack, 0.75Mcr.]

Stateroom for crew, 5ea., 1ea. single+4ea. dbl. occup., 20dt, 2.5Mcr.
     Some crew reside in Residential Module A (see below)
     Cabin #1: Captain (Pilot, 1st)
     Cabin #2: Pilot 2 + Pilot 3
     Cabin #3: Astrogator + Chief Engineer
     Cabin #4: Ast. Engineer + Medic/Purser
     Cabin #5: Gunner 1 + Gunner 2

10ea. Sophont units of Biosphere Life Support, 5EP, 5dt, 2Mcr.

Subtotals:
234dt, 3EP avail., 64dt avail., AF0, RS, J4/J2, 4/2G thrust, DM-2, R15/20

Current Load-out:

Payload: 64dt + 300dt extra, 6.5McrC
     Docking clamp for 100dt-300dt module or vessel, 3ea., 30dt, 6Mcr.
          [Slot A] 100dt cargo module or vessel
          [Slot B] 100dt cargo module or vessel
          [Slot C] 100dt cargo module or vessel
     Docking clamp, 1ea., for 30dt module or vessel, 1dt, 0.5Mcr.
          30dt Ship's Boat / Tanker
               TL10, 30dt Hull,  HP12, SL, 1.8Mcr.
               BSSP=6EP
               Cockpit (DM-4), 1.5dt, 0.5Mcr.
               Gravitic M-drive, 2G thrust, 0.6dt, -6EP, 1.2Mcr.
               Fusion-8 PP, +12EP, 1.2dt, 1Mcr.
                    Fuel PP (4 weeks), 1dt
               Cargo: 0.7dt
               Fuel Tank: 25dt.
               Tanker: TL10, 30dt, AF0, HP12, SL, 2G, dur.4wks., 0EP avail., DM-4, 4.5McrA~3.97McrC

Maintenance droid storage, 3dt, 0.6Mcr.

Totals:
300dt, 3EP avail., AF0, J4/J2, 4/2G thrust, DM-2, R15/20, +300dt Payload J-2),
cost:  138.011+3.97(141.981)McrC~120.684McrImp.


Note: +1ea. 100dt load only allows J-3













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Saturday, March 31, 2018

100dt (TL10) Boeing/SpaceX Sublight transport, nm


TL10 100dt Hull, HP=40, Streamlined, 6Mcr.
+Radiation Shielding, 2.5Mcr.
+AF4 Crystal-Iron Armor (5%), 5dt, 1.2Mcr.
+Aerofins (Atmo.+2, 5%vol.), 5dt, 0.5Mcr.
     Total Hull: 90dt avail., HP=40 , SL, RS, AF4, Atmo.+2, 10.2McrA~7.65McrImp.

     Bridge and Controls (TL10):
Standard Ship Class, DM-4, 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
     +Holographic Controls, Init.+2, 0.125Mcr.
Computer 10fib, R10, 0.24Mcr9~0.224Mcr.
Space for Upgrades: 2dt
     Military Grade Sensors, DM0, 2dt, 2EP, 4.1Mcr.
Total Bridge/Controls: DM0, Init.+2, R10f, 2EP, 12dt, 4.949McrA~3.712McrImp.

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Engines:
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Basic Ship Systems Power Requirement = -20EP
Engines (TL10-) Option A:
Gravitic M-drive, 3G thrust, 3dt, -30EP, 6McrA
Fusion-8 Power Plant, +60EP output, 6dt, 3Mcr8~1.95McrA
     Fuel: 1dt (4 weeks)
Total Engines & Fuel: 3G thrust, 4 weeks dur., 10EP avail., 10dt, 7.95McrA~5.963McrImp.

Payload: 68dt.

     Typical Load-out (TL12, 6.65McrC~5.653McrImp.)
Cabin Space for 3 crew and 0.5dt stores, 5dt, 0.25Mcr.
8ea. High Staterooms (DM+1), 48dt, 6.4Mcr.
Cargo: 15dt.

     Short flights (planetary, nearby satellite, lander, etc.; 4.59McrImp.)
Cabin Space for 5 crew and 0.5dt stores, 8dt, 0.4Mcr.
Acceleration Couches (12hrs or less), 100ea., 50dt, 5Mcr.
Cargo: 10dt.

     Cargo or fuel tanker (crane is replaced with fuel handling equipment for tanker; 2.763McrImp.)
Cabin Space for 3 crew and 0.5dt stores, 5dt, 0.25Mcr.
Cargo Crane for up to 150dt capacity, 3dt, 3Mcr.
Cargo Area: 60dt.

Vessel total cost before payload: 17.325McrImp.








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Friday, March 30, 2018

100dt Shuttle short range (2300ad style)

This vessel is designed with some house rule modifications to Mongoose High Guard second edition. I was in the process of retrofitting some of the concepts from Mongoose's 2300AD to the new second edition rules until I realized that Mongoose will be reissuing 2300AD later this year, so further designs of lower tech. spacecraft may wait until I take a look at the book (hopefully it will be compatible with Tr2ed.).




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100dt Shuttle, Cargo*

*Note: The 100dt & 90dt Standard Cargo Shuttles are exactly like the 95dt Cargo Shuttle shown above except proportionally larger or smaller. This vessel is indistinguishable from the newer shuttles which have much longer range. Very commonly encountered at spaceports and the like. Many used ships of this type are available for sale or lease. This vessel can easily be converted into a tanker shuttle by flooding the cargo area with L-Hyd. (unpurified).

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Hull:
Non-gravitic
100dt, HP=40, 2.5Mcr.
     +Streamlining, +0.5Mcr.
     +Armor: none
     +Aerofins (DM+2, atmo.): none
Total Hull: 100dt avail., HP=40, AF0, SL, 3Mcr.

Basic Ship Systems Power requirement = 5EP*

Controls:
Standard Bridge (DM-4), 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
     {Note for 95dft and 90dt shuttle bridge is 6dt, all else the same.}
Computer: Model R5, 0.03Mcr.

Airlock, 2dt, 0.2Mcr.

Engineering (TL8):
Each Engine Pod:
1G Reaction drive thruster, 2dt, -5EP, 0.4Mcr.
     Uses 2.5dt L-hyd. per G-hour thrust (6 G-hours per 2.5dt of H2O)
     When burning water for reaction mass, (5%HV per G of thrust): 5EP
Fusion-8 Power Plant, 1dt, +10EP*, 0.5Mcr.
Fuel (2 weeks), 0.5dt
Reaction Mass (6 G-hours H2O), 2.5dt
Total Engine Pod: 1G thrust, 6 G-h RM, dur. 2 weeks, 6dt, +5EP*, 0.9Mcr.
Total Both Engine Pods: 2G thrust, 12 G-h RM, dur. 2 weeks, 12dt, +10EP, 1.8Mcr.


Accommodations: Acceleration Couches for 12, 6dt, 0.36Mcr.
Cargo: 70dt.

Ship Totals:
100dt, HP40, SL, AF0, 2G thrust (12 G-h RM), dur. 2 weeks, DM-4, 0EP avail., Cargo=70dt, Pass.=12, cost: 8.89Mcr8~5.779McrImp
95dt, HP38, SL, AF0, 2G thrust (12 G-h RM), dur. 2 weeks, DM-4, 1EP avail., Cargo=69dt, Pass.=12, cost: 8.59Mcr8~5.584McrImp
90dt, HP36, SL, AF0, 2G thrust (12 G-h RM), dur. 2 weeks, DM-4, 2EP avail., Cargo=64dt, Pass.=12, cost: 8.29McrA~5.389McrImp

Additional options:
+AF2 Titanium Armor, 5dt, 0.300Mcr.
     [4.75dt,  0.285Mcr.]
     [4.5dt, 0.270Mcr.]
+Aerofins (Atmo.+2), 5dt, 0.500Mcr.
     [4.75dt, 0.475Mcr.]
     [4.5dt, 0.450Mcr.]


















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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Standard Cargo Shuttle, 100dt/95dt/90dt




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100dt Shuttle, Cargo*

*Note: The 100dt & 90dt Standard Cargo Shuttles are exactly like the 95dt Cargo Shuttle shown above except proportionally larger or smaller. Very commonly encountered at spaceports and the like. Many used ships of this type are available for sale or lease. This vessel can easily be converted into a tanker shuttle by flooding the cargo area with L-Hyd. (unpurified).

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Hull:
100dt, HP=40, 5Mcr.
     +Streamlining, +1Mcr.
     +Armor: none
     +Aerofins (DM+2, atmo.): none
Total Hull: 100dt avail., HP=40, AF0, SL, 6Mcr.


Basic Ship Systems Power requirement = 20EP*

Controls:
Standard Bridge (DM-4), 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
     {Note for 95dft and 90dt shuttle bridge is 6dt, all else the same.}
Computer: Model R5, 0.03Mcr.

Airlock, 2dt, 0.2Mcr.

Engineering (TL10):
Each Engine Pod:
1.5G gravitic M-drive thruster, 1.5dt, -15EP*, 3Mcr.
Fusion-8 Power Plant, 2.5dt, +25EP*, 1.25Mcr.
Fuel (4 weeks), 1dt
Total Engine Pod: 1.5G thrust, duration 4 weeks, 5dt, +10EP*, 4.25Mcr.
Total Both Engine Pods: 3G thrust, dur. 4 weeks, 10dt, +20EP*, 8.5Mcr.
     *Note: both engine pods need to be operational to provide BSSP

Engineering (TL12):
Each Engine Pod:
2G gravitic M-drive thruster, 2dt, -20EP*, 4Mcr.
Fusion-12 Power Plant, 2dt, +30EP*, 2Mcr.
Fuel (4 weeks), 1dt
Total Engine Pod: 2G thrust, duration 4 weeks, 5dt, +10EP*, 6Mcr.
Total Both Engine Pods: 4G thrust, dur. 4 weeks, 10dt, +20EP*, 12Mcr.
     *Note: both engine pods need to be operational to provide BSSP

Cargo: 78dt. (Note: this varies depending upon how much seating or cabin space is desired which must be taken from available cargo capacity.)

Ship Totals:
100dt, HP40, SL, AF0, 3G/4G thrust, dur. 4 weeks, DM-4, 0EP avail., Cargo=78dt,
     cost: 15.23McrA/18.73McrC
95dt, HP38, SL, AF0, 3G/4G thrust, dur. 4 weeks, DM-4, 1EP avail., Cargo=77dt,
     cost: 14.93McrA/18.43McrC
90dt, HP36, SL, AF0, 3G/4G thrust, dur. 4 weeks, DM-4, 2EP avail., Cargo=72dt,
     cost: 14.63McrA/18.13McrC

Additional options:
+AF4 Crystal-Iron Armor, 5dt, 1.2Mcr.
     [4.75dt,  0.95Mcr.]
     [4.5dt, 0.9Mcr.]
+Aerofins (Atmo.+2), 5dt, 0.5Mcr.
     [4.75dt, 0.475Mcr.]
     [4.5dt, 0.450Mcr.]



















Monday, March 12, 2018

100dt Fast Scout/Courier, TL11

100dt Fast Scout/Courier

Pokharra Class



TL11 100dt Streamlined Hull, HP40, H/S=2/2, 6Mcr.
     +Self-sealing standard
AF6 Crystaliron Armor (7.5%vol.), 7.5dt, 1.8Mcr.
Aerofins (5%vol.) 5dt, 0.5Mcr.
Total Hull: 87.5dt avail., AF6, HP40, H/S=2/2, SL, 8.3Mcr.

Basic Ship Systems Power Requirement is 20EP.

Engines:
FTL drive: Jump-2, [], 10dt, 20EP*, 15Mcr.
Sublight: Gravitic, 4G thrust, 4dt, 40EP*, 8Mcr.
Power: Fusion-8, 72EP* output, 7.2dt, 3.6Mcr.
     Fuel Usage: 1dt per 4 weeks
     +Backup Power, 0.72dt, 0.36Mcr.
Fuel: 24.58dt (Jump-2, 18.32 weeks/3078hours dur.; Darrian mods allow 4,275hours duration.)
Fuel Processor, 2ea., 40dt per day, 2dt, 0.1Mcr.
Total Engineering and Fuel: 48.5dt, 32/52EP* avail., 27.06Mcr.
     *FTL and sublight drives are never run simultaneously.

Bridge/Controls:
Standard Bridge (DM-4), 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
     +Holographic Display (Init.+2), 0.125Mcr.
     +Radiation Shielding (1kRads), 0.125Mcr.
Basic Military Sensors (DM0), 2.0dt, 4.1Mcr.
Computers: Model 2 (R10), 0.16Mcr.
Total Controls: 12dt, 2EP, 5.01Mcr.

Weapons Hardpoint
     Double Turret , 1dt, 1EP, 0.5Mcr.
     1ea. Pulse Laser-10 (Range=Long, Dmg.2-12), 4EP, 1Mcr.
     1ea. Beam Laser-10 (Range=Medium, Dmg.1-6), 4EP, 0.5Mcr.
Total Weapons: 1dt, 9EP, 2Mcr.

4ea. Staterooms, 16dt, 2Mcr.

Cargo: 6dt

Air/Raft Garage w/upgraded vehicle, 4dt, 1Mcr.

Vessel Totals: 100dt, SL, HP40, AF4, Atmo.+2, Init.+2, DM0, R10f, 1EP avail., 45.37McrB
Cargo=6, Air/Raft

{36.296McrImp.}










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Sunday, March 11, 2018

100dt Scout Starship, Imperial standard, TL12, 29McrImp.

100dt Scout/Courier




100dt Standard Scout/Courier, TL12

100dt Hull, HP40, SL, 6Mcr.
     +AF4 Crystaliron Armor, 5dt, 1.2Mcr.

Basic Ship Systems Power Requirement: 20EP

     Engines:
FTL: Jump-2 Drive, 10dt, 20EP*, 15Mcr.
Sublight: Gravitic, 2G thrust, 2dt, 20EP*, 4Mcr.
Power: Fusion-12, 60EP* output, 4dt, 4Mcr.
     uses 1dt per 4 weeks duration
Fuel Processors, 2 units, 40dt per day, 2dt, 0.1Mcr.
Total Engines: 2psc/week, 2G thrust, 40EP* avail., 18dt, 23.1Mcr.
     *Drives are never run simultaneously.

Fuel: (J-2, 12 weeks duration), 23dt

     Control:
Standard Bridge (DM-4), 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
     +Holographic Display (Init.+2), 0.125Mcr.
     +Radiation Shielding (1kRads), 0.125Mcr.
Military Grade Sensors (DM0), 2dt, 2EP, 4.1Mcr.
Computer: Model 10fib (dbl.Rad.Sh.), 0.24Mcr.
Total Controls: DM0, Init.+2, R10f, 12dt, 2EP, 5.09Mcr.

Dual Turret, 1dt, 1EP, 0.5Mcr.

Accommodations: 4ea. Staterooms, 16dt, 2Mcr.

Probe Drones, 10ea., 2dt, 1Mcr.

Workshop, 6dt, 0.9Mcr.

Air/Raft Garage module and Air/Raft, 4dt, 0.25Mcr.

Cargo: 13dt

Vessel totals: 100dt, AF4, HP40, SL, DM0, Init.+2, R10f, 2psc/wk., 2G thrust, 17EP avail.,
Cost: 34.04McrC~28.934McrImp.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

The ubiquitous 100dt Scout starship

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With the advent of anti-gravity propulsion and the jump drive, c.TL9, the first long duration interstellar, multipurpose starship becomes possible. 

In this entry, I will trace the development of this vessel over several Technology Levels. Below is a deck-plan of the TL12 version of this vessel:



At the most primitive, yet viable, here is the TL9 100dt Scout/Courier Mk.1:


100dt Streamlined Hull, HP=40, 5.5Mcr.
     +AF2 Titanium Armor (5%vol.), 5dt, 0.275Mcr.
Total Hull: AF2, HP=40, SL, SS, 95dt avail., 5.775Mcr9 {4.043McrImp.}
Basic Ship's systems power requirement = 20EP

Bridge & Controls: 
     Standard Ship Class (DM-4), 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
          +Holographic Controls (Init.+2), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
          +Radiation Hardened (AF6 vs. radiation), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
     Computer: Model 2fib/bis (R10/15), --dt, 0.320Mcr.
Space for Electronics: 4dt
          Currently Installed:
     Civilian Grade Electronics (DM-2), 1EP, 1dt, 3Mcr.
Total Controls: 
(DM-2, Init.+2, Radiation resistant, R10/15, 1EP, 14dt, 4.07Mcr9, {2.849McrImp.}

Engines:
     J1 Jump Drive, 10EP*, 10dt, 15Mcr.
          Uses 10dt per 1 parsec jump.
     Gravitic M-Drive (1G thrust), 10EP*, 1dt, 2Mcr.
     Reaction M-Drive (4G thrust), 0EP, 8dt, 1.6Mcr.
          Uses 10dt L-Hyd per hour full thrust (4G-h).
     Fusion power plant (TL8), 40EP*, 4dt, 2Mcr.
          *M-drive and J-drive are not powered simultaneously.
          Power Plant Fuel: 1dt (4 weeks)
     Fuel Processor (20dt/day), 1dt, 0.05Mcr.
     Fuel Tank for jump drive and reaction mass, (1ea. J-1 + 4G-h. RM), 20dt, --Mcr.
Total Engines & Fuel (J1, 2G), 30EP* avail., 45dt, 21.15Mcr., {14.805McrImp.}

Scout Package A
     1ea. Hardpoint with Fire Control & dual turret, 1dt, 0.5Mcr.
          Beam Laser + Sandcaster, 5EP, 0.75Mcr.
     4ea. Ship Class Staterooms, 16dt, 2.0Mcr.
     1ea. Air/Raft garage, 4dt, 0.6Mcr.
     10ea. Probe Drones, 2dt, 1.0Mcr.
     Cargo, 13dt, --Mcr.
Total Scout Package A: 30dt, 4.85Mcr., {3.395McrImp.}

Total Vessel Cost: {25.092McrImp.}
4EP avail.



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TL10 100dt Scout/Courier Mk.2

100dt Streamlined Hull, HP=40, 5.5Mcr.
     +AF4 Crystal-iron Armor (5%vol.), 5dt, 1.1Mcr.
Total Hull: AF4, HP=40, SL, SS, 95dt avail., 6.6McrA {4.95McrImp.}
Basic Ship's systems power requirement = 20EP

Bridge & Controls: 
     Standard Ship Class (DM-4), 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
          +Holographic Controls (Init.+2), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
          +Radiation Hardened (AF6 vs. radiation), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
     Computer: Model 2fib/bis (R10/15), --dt, 0.320Mcr.
Space for Electronics: 4dt
          Currently Installed:
     Military Grade Electronics (DM0), 2EP, 2dt, 4.1Mcr.
Total Controls: 
(DM0, Init.+2, Radiation resistant, R10/15, 2EP, 14dt, 5.17McrA, {3.878McrImp.}

Engines:
     J1 Jump Drive, 10EP*, 10dt, 15Mcr.
     Gravitic M-Drive (3G thrust), 30EP*, 3dt, 6Mcr.
     Fusion power plant (TL8), 60EP*, 6dt, 3Mcr.
          *M-drive and J-drive are not powered simultaneously.
          Power Plant Fuel: 4dt (16 weeks)
     Fuel Processor (20dt/day), 1dt, 0.05Mcr.
     Fuel Tank for jump drive (J1x2), 20dt, --Mcr.
Total Engines & Fuel (J1, 3G), 30EP* avail., 44dt, 24.05Mcr., {18.038McrImp.}

Scout Package B
     1ea. Hardpoint with Fire Control & dual turret, 1dt, 0.5Mcr.
     4ea. Ship Class Staterooms, 16dt, 2.0Mcr.
     1ea. Air/Raft garage, 4dt, 0.6Mcr.
     10ea. Probe Drones, 2dt, 1.0Mcr.
     Cargo, 14dt, --Mcr.
Total Scout Package B: 37dt, 4.1Mcr., {3.075McrImp.}


Total Vessel Cost: {29.941McrImp.}
8EP avail.

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TL11 100dt Scout/Courier Mk.3

100dt Streamlined Hull, HP=40, 5.5Mcr.
     +AF4 Crystal-iron Armor (5%vol.), 5dt, 1.1Mcr.
Total Hull: AF4, HP=40, SL, SS, 95dt avail., 6.6McrB {5.28McrImp.}
Basic Ship's systems power requirement = 20EP

Bridge & Controls: 
     Standard Ship Class (DM-4), 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
          +Holographic Controls (Init.+2), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
          +Radiation Hardened (AF6 vs. radiation), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
     Computer: Model 2fib/bis (R10/15), --dt, 0.320Mcr.
Space for Electronics: 4dt
          Currently Installed:
     Military Grade Electronics (DM0), 2EP, 2dt, 4.1Mcr.
     Improved signal processing (DM+2), 1EP, 1dt, 4Mcr.
Total Controls: 
(DM+2, Init.+2, Radiation resistant, R10/15, 3EP, 14dt, 9.17McrB, {7.336McrImp.}

Engines (TL11):
     J2 Jump Drive, 20EP*, 10dt, 15Mcr.
     Gravitic M-Drive (4G thrust), 40EP*, 4dt, 8Mcr.
     Fusion power plant (TL8), 70EP*, 7dt, 3.5Mcr.
          *M-drive and J-drive are not powered simultaneously.
          Power Plant Fuel: 2dt (8 weeks)
     Fuel Processor (20dt/day), 1dt, 0.05Mcr.
     Fuel Tank for jump drive (J2), 20dt, --Mcr.
Total Engines & Fuel (J2, 4G), 30EP* avail., 44dt, 26.55Mcr., {21.24McrImp.}

Scout Package B
     1ea. Hardpoint with Fire Control & dual turret, 1dt, 0.5Mcr.
     4ea. Ship Class Staterooms, 16dt, 2.0Mcr.
     1ea. Air/Raft garage, 4dt, 0.6Mcr.
     10ea. Probe Drones, 2dt, 1.0Mcr.
     Cargo, 14dt, --Mcr.
Total Scout Package B: 37dt, 4.1Mcr., {3.28McrImp.}


Total Vessel Cost: {37.136McrImp.}
7EP avail.

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TL12 100dt Scout/Courier Mk.4

100dt Streamlined Hull, HP=40, 5.5Mcr.
     +AF4 Crystal-iron Armor (5%vol.), 5dt, 1.1Mcr.
Total Hull: AF4, HP=40, SL, SS, 95dt avail., 6.6McrC {5.61McrImp.}
Basic Ship's systems power requirement = 20EP

Bridge & Controls: 
     Standard Ship Class (DM-4), 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
          +Holographic Controls (Init.+2), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
          +Radiation Hardened (AF6 vs. radiation), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
     Computer: Model 2fib/bis (R10/15), --dt, 0.320Mcr.
Space for Electronics: 4dt
          Currently Installed:
     Improved Grade Electronics (DM+1), 4EP, 3dt, 4.3Mcr.
     Improved signal processing (DM+2), 1EP, 1dt, 4Mcr.
Total Controls: 
(DM+3, Init.+2, Radiation resistant, R10/15, 5EP, 14dt, 9.37McrC, {7.965McrImp.}

Engines (procurred at TL11):
     J2 Jump Drive, 20EP*, 10dt, 15Mcr.
     Gravitic M-Drive (4G thrust), 40EP*, 4dt, 8Mcr.
     Fusion power plant (TL8), 70EP*, 7dt, 3.5Mcr.
          *M-drive and J-drive are not powered simultaneously.
          Power Plant Fuel: 2dt (8 weeks)
     Fuel Processor (20dt/day), 1dt, 0.05Mcr.
     Fuel Tank for jump drive (J2), 20dt, --Mcr.
Total Engines & Fuel (J2, 4G), 30EP* avail., 44dt, 26.55Mcr., {21.24McrImp.}

Scout Package B (TL11)
     1ea. Hardpoint with Fire Control & dual turret, 1dt, 0.5Mcr.
     4ea. Ship Class Staterooms, 16dt, 2.0Mcr.
     1ea. Air/Raft garage, 4dt, 0.6Mcr.
     10ea. Probe Drones, 2dt, 1.0Mcr.
     Cargo, 14dt, --Mcr.
Total Scout Package B: 37dt, 4.1McrB, {3.28McrImp.}


Total Vessel Cost: {38.095McrImp.}
5EP avail.




TL12 100dt Scout/Courier Mk.4.2

100dt Streamlined Hull, HP=40, 5.5Mcr.
     +AF4 Crystal-iron Armor (5%vol.), 5dt, 1.1Mcr.
Total Hull: A4, HP=40, SL, SS, 95dt avail., 6.6McrC {5.61McrImp.}
Basic Ship's systems power requirement = 20EP

Bridge & Controls: 
     Standard Ship Class (DM-4), 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
          +Holographic Controls (Init.+2), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
          +Radiation Hardened (AF6 vs. radiation), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
     Computer: Model 2fib/bis (R10/15), --dt, 0.320Mcr.
Space for Electronics: 4dt
          Currently Installed:
     Improved Grade Electronics (DM+1), 4EP, 3dt, 4.3Mcr.
     Improved signal processing (DM+2), 1EP, 1dt, 4Mcr.
Total Controls: 
(DM+3, Init.+2, Radiation resistant, R10/15, 5EP, 14dt, 9.37McrC, {7.965McrImp.}

Engines (TL12):
     J2 Jump Drive, 20EP*, 10dt, 15Mcr.
     Gravitic M-Drive (2G thrust), 20EP*, 2dt, 4Mcr.
     Fusion power plant (TL12), 60EP*, 4dt, 4Mcr.
          *M-drive and J-drive are not powered simultaneously.
          Power Plant Fuel: 2dt (8 weeks)
     Fuel Processor (20dt/day), 1dt, 0.05Mcr.
     Fuel Tank for jump drive (J2), 20dt, --Mcr.
Total Engines & Fuel (J2, 2G), 40EP* avail., 39dt, 23.05McrC, {19.593McrImp.}

Scout Package C (TL12)
     1ea. Hardpoint with Fire Control & triple turret, 1dt, 1Mcr.
{Pkg.C3 includes this: 
Pulse Laser-12 + Pulse Laser-12 + Pulse Laser-12, 13EP, 2.55McrImp}
     4ea. Ship Class Staterooms, 16dt, 2.0Mcr.
     1ea. Air/Raft garage dock, 5dt, 1.85Mcr.
     10ea. Probe Drones, 2dt, 1.0Mcr.
     Workshop, 6dt, 0.9Mcr.
     Cargo, 12dt, --Mcr.
Total Scout Package C: 42dt, 6.75McrC, {5.738McrImp.}


Total Vessel Cost: {38.906McrImp.}
15EP avail.


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TL13 100dt Scout/Courier Mk.5

100dt Streamlined Hull, HP=40, 5.5Mcr.
     +AF4 Crystal-iron Armor (5%vol.), 5dt, 1.1Mcr.
Total Hull: AF4, HP=40, SL, SS, 95dt avail., 6.6McrD {5.94McrImp.}
Basic Ship's systems power requirement = 20EP

Bridge & Controls: 
     Standard Ship Class (DM-4), 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
          +Holographic Controls (Init.+2), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
          +Radiation Hardened (AF6 vs. radiation), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
     Computer: Model 2fib/bis (R10/15), --dt, 0.320Mcr.
Space for Electronics: 5dt
          Currently Installed:
     Improved Grade Electronics (DM+1), 4EP, 3dt, 4.3Mcr.
     Enhanced signal processing (DM+4), 2EP, 2dt, 8Mcr.
Total Controls: 
(DM+5, Init.+2, Radiation resistant, R10/15, 6EP, 15dt, 13.37McrD, {12.033McrImp.}

Engines (TL12):
     J2 Jump Drive, 20EP*, 10dt, 15Mcr.
     Gravitic M-Drive (2G thrust), 20EP*, 2dt, 4Mcr.
     Fusion power plant (TL12), 60EP*, 4dt, 4Mcr.
          *M-drive and J-drive are not powered simultaneously.
          Power Plant Fuel: 2dt (8 weeks)
     Fuel Processor (20dt/day), 1dt, 0.05Mcr.
     Fuel Tank for jump drive (J2), 20dt, --Mcr.
Total Engines & Fuel (J2, 2G), 40EP* avail., 39dt, 23.05McrC, {19.593McrImp.}

Scout Package D (TL13)
     1ea. Hardpoint with Fire Control & triple turret, 1dt, 1Mcr.
{Pkg.D3 includes this: 
Pulse Laser-12 + Pulse Laser-12 + Pulse Laser-12, 13EP, 2.55McrImp}
     4ea. Ship Class Staterooms, 16dt, 2Mcr.
     1ea. Air/Raft garage dock, 5dt, 1.85Mcr.
     10ea. Probe Drones, 2dt, 1Mcr.
     Workshop, 6dt, 0.9Mcr.
     Cargo, 11t, --Mcr.
Total Scout Package D: 41dt, 6.75McrD, {6.075McrImp.}


Total Vessel Cost: {43.641McrImp.}
14EP avail.





TL14 100dt Scout/Courier Mk.6 (Serpent-class Scout)

100dt Streamlined Hull, HP=40, 5.5Mcr.
     +AF6 BSD Armor (4.8%vol.), 4.8dt, 2.64Mcr.
     +Aerofins (Atmo.+2, 5%vol.), 5.0dt, 0.5Mcr.
     +waste space: 0.2dt
Total Hull: AF6, HP=40, SL, SS, 90dt avail., 8.64McrE {8.208McrImp.}
Basic Ship's systems power requirement = 20EP

Bridge & Controls (TL13): 
     Standard Ship Class (DM-4), 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
          +Holographic Controls (Init.+2), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
          +Radiation Hardened (AF6 vs. radiation), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
     Computer: Model 2fib/bis (R10/15), --dt, 0.320Mcr.
Space for Electronics: 5dt
          Currently Installed:
     Improved Grade Electronics (DM+1), 4EP, 3dt, 4.3Mcr.
     Enhanced signal processing (DM+4), 2EP, 2dt, 8Mcr.
Total Controls: 
(DM+5, Init.+2, Radiation resistant, R10/15, 6EP, 15dt, 13.37McrD, {12.033McrImp.}

Engines (TL12):
     J2 Jump Drive, 20EP*, 10dt, 15Mcr.
     Gravitic M-Drive (2G thrust), 20EP*, 2dt, 4Mcr.
     Fusion power plant (TL12), 60EP*, 4dt, 4Mcr.
          *M-drive and J-drive are not powered simultaneously.
          Power Plant Fuel: 2dt (8 weeks)
     Fuel Processor (20dt/day), 1dt, 0.05Mcr.
     Fuel Tank for jump drive (J2), 20dt, --Mcr.
Total Engines & Fuel (J2, 2G), 40EP* avail., 39dt, 23.05McrC, {19.593McrImp.}

Scout Package E (TL13)
     1ea. Hardpoint with Fire Control & triple turret, 1dt, 1Mcr.
{Pkg.E3 includes this: 
Pulse Laser-12 + Pulse Laser-12 + Pulse Laser-12, 13EP, 2.55McrImp}
     4ea. Ship Class Staterooms, 16dt, 2Mcr.
     1ea. Air/Raft garage dock, 5dt, 1.85Mcr.
     10ea. Probe Drones, 2dt, 1Mcr.
     Workshop, 6dt, 0.9Mcr.
     Cargo, 6t, --Mcr.
Total Scout Package E: 36dt, 6.75McrD, {6.075McrImp.}


Total Vessel Cost: {45.909McrImp.}
14EP avail.






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TL14 100dt Scout/Courier Mk.7 (Serpent-class Scout)

100dt Streamlined Hull, HP=40, 5.5Mcr.
     +AF2 BSD Armor (1.6%vol.), 1.6dt, 0.88Mcr.
     +Aerofins (Atmo.+2, 5%vol.), 5.0dt, 0.5Mcr.
     +Stealth (DM-4/-1perTLdiff.), 10Mcr.
Total Hull: AF2, HP=40, Stealth(DM-4), SL, SS, 93.4dt avail., 16.88McrE {16.036McrImp.}
Basic Ship's systems power requirement = 20EP

Bridge & Controls (TL13): 
     Standard Ship Class (DM-4), 10dt, 0.5Mcr.
          +Holographic Controls (Init.+2), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
          +Radiation Hardened (AF6 vs. radiation), --dt, 0.125Mcr.
     Computer: Model 2fib/bis (R10/15), --dt, 0.320Mcr.
Space for Electronics: 5dt
          Currently Installed:
     Improved Grade Electronics (DM+1), 4EP, 3dt, 4.3Mcr.
     Enhanced signal processing (DM+4), 2EP, 2dt, 8Mcr.
Total Controls: 
(DM+5, Init.+2, Radiation resistant, R10/15, 6EP, 15dt, 13.37McrD, {12.033McrImp.}

Engines (TL14):
     J3 Jump Drive (Adv.+2--size -20%), 30EP*, 10dt, 15Mcr.
     Gravitic M-Drive (3G thrust), 30EP*, 3dt, 6Mcr.
     Fusion power plant (TL12), 60EP*, 4dt, 4Mcr.
          *M-drive and J-drive are not powered simultaneously.
          Power Plant Fuel: 1dt (4 weeks)
     Fuel Processor (28dt/day), 1.4dt, 0.05Mcr.
     Fuel Tank for jump drive (J3), 30dt, --Mcr.
Total Engines & Fuel (J3, 3G), 30EP* avail., 49.4dt, 25.05McrE, {23.798McrImp.}

Scout Package F (TL14)
     1ea. Hardpoint with Fire Control & dual turret, 1dt, 0.5Mcr.
          {Missile Rack + Missile Rack, 1EP, 1.5Mcr7~0.9474McrE
     4ea. Ship Class Staterooms, 16dt, 2Mcr.
     10ea. Probe Drones, 2dt, 1Mcr.
     Workshop, 6dt, 0.9Mcr.
     Cargo, 4t, --Mcr.
Total Scout Package F: 29dt, 7.1974McrE, {6.838McrImp.}


Total Vessel Cost: {58.705McrImp.}
3EP avail.

Note: This vessel is not commonly encountered, but is listed here for completeness. Special Intelligence missions will likely use this or similarly equipped vessels for insertion, observation, etc.
Because of the meager cargo capacity of the Mark 7, this vessel is sometimes equipped with a docking clamp for an additional load of 50dt (hull as standard, FTL @ 2psc/week, M-drive @ 2G thrust--the vessel will also not be stealth protected unless the carried module or vessel is "stealthed").









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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

600dt Space Station, Fuel Refinery Installation (360dt), 76McrImp.

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600dt Space Station, TL9

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     Hull:
600dt, Std., 240HP, AF0, 120EP (BSSP), 30Mcr.

     Control (Deck A, 24dt):
Standard Bridge (DM-4), [201-1000 dtons SrSh / 501-5000 dtons SpSt], 20dt, 3Mcr.
     +Holographics (Init.+2), +0.75Mcr.
Computer: 3ea. Model R10fib, 0.72Mcr.
Sensors: Civilian Grade (DM-2), 1dt, 1EP, 3Mcr.
Space for upgrades: 3dt (Common Space), 0.3Mcr.
     Total Controls: Init.+2, DM-2, R10f, 24dt, 1EP, 37.77Mcr.

     Accommodations (Deck B, 28dt):
6ea. Staterooms, 24dt, 3Mcr.
1ea. Medbay, 4dt, 1Mcr.

     Utility (Deck C, 26.5dt):
2ea. Workshops, 12dt, 1.8Mcr.
Biosphere for 12 sophonts, 6dt, 1.2Mcr.
Stores, 8.5dt.

     Engineering (Deck D, 4 levels, 37.5dt):
Fuel Refinery, 120dt/day, 10dt, 10EP, 10Mcr.
M-drive: Gravitic, 0G thrust, 1.5dt, 15EP, 1.5Mcr.
Power Plant, Fusion-8, 200EP output, 20dt, 10Mcr.
     Uses 0.5dt/week
Fuel for Power Plant: (12 weeks), 6dt.
     Total Engineering: 37.5dt, 190EP avail., 21.5Mcr.

Fuel Tanks (360dt): 8ea. 45dt tanks

Cargo (Deck E, 16dt): 16dt

Cargo (Deck F, 16dt): 16dt

     Docks, main (Deck G, 24dt):
2ea. Docking clamps for 100-300dt vessels, 20dt, 4Mcr.
Common Space, 4dt, 0.4Mcr.

     Docks, secondary (Deck H, 30dt):
4ea. Docking clamps for 50dt vessels (fuel cutters), 20dt, 4Mcr.
Additional Power Plant Fuel, 10dt (+20 weeks).

     Observation Deck (Deck I, 20dt):
Additional Power Plant Fuel, 10dt, (+20 weeks).
Common Space, 10dt, 1Mcr.

     Maintenance Deck (Deck J, 18dt):
2ea. Sets of Repair Drones, 12dt, 2.4Mcr.
Stores (parts & supplies), 6dt.

     Totals:
600dt, 240HP, AF0, 69EP avail., M=0, Init.+2, DM-2, R10f, Cargo=32dt, Stores=14.5dt,
Fuel avail.=360dt, Duration=52 weeks, 108.07Mcr9~75.649McrImp.



     Crew (6 sophonts, 30Kcr./mo.):
Station Commander/Traffic Controller, 1ea. {10Kcr./mo.}
Engineer/Maint./Refinery Staff, 3ea. {12kCr./mo.}
Medical Officer, 1ea. {4Kcr./mo.}
Station Admin./Security/Customs, 1ea. {4Kcr./mo.}














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