Aurora ES

Single-seat starter pathfinder ship manufactured by RSI
Quick facts:
Aurora ES
Aurora ES flying over clouds - Crop.jpg
Flight ready
Role
Starter, Pathfinder
Size
Small (S2/XS)
Series
Capacity
Crew
1
Cargo
3 SCU3,000 KµSCU <br />3,000,000 µSCU <br />
Stowage
930 KµSCU0.93 SCU <br />930,000 µSCU <br />
Cost
Standalone
$ 20.00€ 20.20 <br />£ 17.00 <br />
Availability
Always available
Claim
2m 9s
Expedite
43s
Expedite fee
1,298 aUEC
Specifications
Length
19 m0.019 km <br />1,900 cm <br />
Width
8.75 m0.00875 km <br />875 cm <br />
Height
4.5 m0.0045 km <br />450 cm <br />
Mass
26,486 kg26.486 t <br />
Scm speed
225 m/s810 km/h <br />
0 to scm
2.027 s
Scm to 0
6.363 s
Max speed
1,200 m/s4,320 km/h <br />
0 to max
10.815 s
Max to 0
33.939 s
Roll rate
140 °/s
Pitch rate
46 °/s
Yaw rate
46 °/s
Hydrogen capacity
45,000 L45 SCU <br />
Hydrogen intake
5 L/s0.005 SCU/s <br />
Quantum capacity
670.83 L0.671 SCU <br />
Cross section
None
Electromagnetic
None
Infrared
None
Physical
- 53 %
Energy
None
Distortion
None
Thermal
None
Biochemical
None
Stun
- 100 %
Health
6,290 ❤️
Development
Announced
26 April 2013
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The RSI Aurora ES (also known as Essential) is the most common "starter ship" for new flyers across the galaxy. The Aurora ES boasts a rugged base construction along with ample room for upgrades. Each of the Aurora series is specialized in some way, but the ES is a true "jack-of-all-trades" for the enterprising pilot.

Features

Affordability
It is marketed as an entry-level spacecraft with a lower price point making it one of the more common vehicles found in the United Empire of Earth.
Cargo/Stowage
The ship has the capability of carrying up to 3 SCUs of cargo with its Mini Cargo Pod hold as well as 650K μSCU of internal stowage.
Bed
The designers at Roberts Space Industries managed to fit a bed in the center of the craft, allow you to rest on those longer journeys.
Weapons
The ES comes fitted with two size 1 guns at the front of the ship as well as two more hard-points under the wings if you wish to install more. It also has a size 2 missile hard-point on top (comes with two size 1 missiles as standard).

Specifications

Sc-icon-radar.svg Radar
1x
S1
Civilian (C)
Sc-icon-scanner.svg Scanner
1x
S1
Scanner
Sc-icon-cooler.svg Cooler
2x
S1
Civilian (D)
Sc-icon-powerplant.svg Power plant
1x
S1
Civilian (D)
Sc-icon-selfdestruct.svg Self destruct
1x
S1
5,000 🗡️ · 50 m0.05 km <br />5,000 cm <br />
Sc-icon-shieldgenerator.svg Shield generator
2x
S1
Civilian (D)
Sc-icon-fuelintake.svg Fuel intake
2x
S1
Fuel intakeintk_rsi_aurora_es
2.5 L/s0.0025 SCU/s <br />
Fuel port
1x
S1
Fuel portdockingtube_fuel_ports_rsi_aurora_es
Sc-icon-fueltank.svg Fuel tank
2x
S1
22,500 L22.5 SCU <br />
Sc-icon-quantumdrive.svg Quantum drive
1x
S1
Civilian (C)
Sc-icon-quantumfueltank.svg Quantum fuel tank
1x
S1
670.83 L0.671 SCU <br />
Sc-icon-mainthruster.svg Main thruster
2x
S1
Main thrusterrsi_aurora_es_thruster_retro
0.468 MN468.231 kN <br />105,262.475 lbf <br />
1x
S1
Main thrusterrsi_aurora_es_thruster_main
2.939 MN2,938.602 kN <br />660,624.177 lbf <br />
Sc-icon-maneuveringthruster.svg Maneuvering thruster
8x
S1
Maneuvering thrusterrsi_aurora_es_thruster_mav_joint_01
0.223 MN222.57 kN <br />50,035.784 lbf <br />

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
Aurora ES in space - Isometric.jpg
Aurora ES in space - Above.jpg
Aurora ES in space - Port.jpg
Aurora ES in space - Front.jpg
Aurora ES in space - Rear.jpg
Aurora ES in space - Below.jpg
Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
Aurora ES in SelfLand - Isometric.jpg
Aurora ES in SelfLand - Above.jpg
Aurora ES in SelfLand - Port.jpg
Aurora ES in SelfLand - Front.jpg
Aurora ES in SelfLand - Rear.jpg

Series variants

Image Name Description
Aurora CL in space - Isometric.jpg
Aurora CL A cargo-focused variant that trades power capacity for increased cargo capacity.
Aurora LN in space - Isometric.jpg
Aurora LN Designed for combat, it has increased shield capacity and additional hardpoints.
Aurora LX in space - Isometric.jpg
Aurora LX Designed for touring/exploration.
Aurora MR in space - Isometric.jpg
Aurora MR Focusing on interdiction but still offering carrying capacity.

Paints

Acquisition

Gallery

Development

2013-04-26 Introduced with the other variants of the Aurora.[1]
2014-12-20 Flight ready along with the rest of the Aurora series in Patch V1.0.0, the 1.0 release of Arena Commander (known as Dogfighting module).[2]
2017-12-23 Reworked along with the rest of the Aurora series in Alpha 3.0.0 on December 23, 2017.[3]

Trivia

The Aurora ES was offered as Referral Bonus during the Patch 3.13 with LTI.

References

  1. The Aurora Revealed. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2023-06-15
  2. Star Citizen Patch V1.0.0 patch notes. Comm-Link. Retrieved 2023-06-15
  3. Star Citizen Alpha 3.0.0 - Patch notes. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2023-06-15
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