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Herald

Small ship manufactured by Drake Interplanetary
Herald landed on microTech 3.9.png
Herald
ManufacturerDrake Interplanetary (DRAK)
RoleMedium Data
SizeSmall
Crew1
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Production state
  • Flight ready
Cost
Buy1,181,100 aUEC
Rent (1 day)23,622 aUEC / 8,500 REC
Insurance
Claim time6:15 min
Expedite1:15 min
Expedite fee460 aUEC
Pledge
StandaloneUS$85
OriginalUS$85
AvailabilityTime-limited sales
Specifications
Length23.5 m
Beam12.5 m
Height9 m
Combat speed174 m/s
Max speed1,361 m/s
Mass65,705 kg

The Drake Herald is a small, armored ship designed to safely get information from Point A to Point B. Featuring a powerful central engine (for high-speed transit and generating the power needed for effective data encryption/containment), advanced encryption software and an armored computer core, the Herald is unique among personal spacecraft in that it is designed to be easily 'cleaned' when in danger of capture.[1][2]

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
WLOP - WillsOp
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S1
TYDT - Tyler Design & Tech
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S1
TYDT - Tyler Design & Tech
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
2x
S1
ASAS - Ascension Astro

Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S1
S Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
2x
S1
S Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S1
TARS - Tarsus
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S1
S Jump Module
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
1x
S1
S Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
2x
S4
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
2x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
14x
S1
DRAK - Drake Interplanetary

Weaponry
Weaponnav.svgWeapons
1x
S2
GATS - Gallenson Tactical Systems
2x
S1
GATS - Gallenson Tactical Systems
Missilenav.svgMissiles
2x
S3
BEHR - Behring Applied Technology

Features

Armored Computer Core

The computer core runs on a dedicated server that can only be accessed from the secure control terminal inside the ship. It eliminates the threat of remote hacking.[2]

Broadcast Array

The SATA-M6A1 high power broadcast array allows long range data transmission for both communication and emergency purposes.[2]

Data Storage Pods

All data placed inside the data storage pod undergoes a proprietary encryption algorithm. With quick loading access ports, the data storage pods can be detached from the ship for delivery or emergency.[2]

EMP Protection

The Herald is equipped with advanced rated EMP shielding and backup power systems to avoid total power loss in an EMP blast.[2]

Gallery

Development

The Herald was the 35,000,000 Dollar Stretch Goal of Star Citizen's Crowfunding campaign. The goal was reached on 2013-12-22. The Herald is designed by Josh Coons and was featured in "Ship Shape" of Around the Verse Episode 2.29 and Episode 3.7.[3][4]

Blue and Red "Variant"

CIG showed a blue and red colored variant of the ship in the Pre-Sale Livestream 2016. According to Jared Huckaby, these skins were only made for presentation.

References

  1. Drake Herald - Ship Page
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Drake Herald Brochure
  3. Around The Verse 2.29
  4. Around The Verse 3.7