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MOLE

Medium ship manufactured by Argo Astronautics
Mole flying through space - Isometric.jpg
MOLE
ManufacturerArgo Astronautics (ARGO)
RoleMining
SizeMedium
Crew2 – 4
Cargo capacity96 SCU
Production state
  • Flight ready
Cost
Buy5,130,500 aUEC
Rent (1 day)102,610 aUEC / 51,305 REC
Insurance
Claim time16:15 min
Expedite3:15 min
Expedite fee1,155 aUEC
Pledge
StandaloneUS$315
OriginalUS$315
WarbondUS$275
OriginalUS$275
AvailabilityAlways available
Specifications
Length38.5 m
Beam17 m
Height8 m
Combat speed128 m/s
Max speed1,090 m/s
Mass1,169,686 kg

The Argo MOLE (Multi Operator Laser Extractor) is a medium-sized multi-crew mining ship. With three independent mining turrets and comprehensive crew facilities, it is a ship perfect for efficient multi-crew mining. In addition, a large array of 24 mineral pods ensures that nothing valuable will ever be left behind. The MOLE lives by the adage "many hands make for light work" [1]

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S2
CHCO - Chimera Communications
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S2
M Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S3
JUST - Juno Starwerk
Coolernav.svgCoolers
1x
S3
JUST - Juno Starwerk
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
2x
S2
BEHR - Behring Applied Technology

Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S2
M Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
2x
S2
M Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S2
JUST - Juno Starwerk
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S2
M Jump Module
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
1x
S2
M Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
4x
S3
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
2x
S2
VTOL Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
2x
S2
VTOL Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
2x
S3
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
8x
S2
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

Weaponry
Weaponnav.svgWeapons
2x
S2
KLWE - Klaus & Werner
Utilityitemnav.svgUtility items
3x
S2
Helix II Mining Laser on manned turrets
THCN - Thermyte Concern

Features

  • Trilateral Mining: Three separate, controllable mining heads allow for individual operators to extract resources from separate nodes and asteroids, or to focus their efforts on one single large deposit that needs some extra power to crack.
  • Mineral Pods: The Mole carries 24 collapsed mineral pods (12 SCU each) that can be dropped when full to be picked up by cargo haulers. At one time, The Mole can carry eight of these pods while they are full.
  • Crew Quarters: A utilitarian but comfortable set of crew quarters provides the necessities for the pilot and three mining operators on long and short mining trips.
  • Upgraded Mining Hardware: The Size 2 laser heads on the Mole's mining arms are capable of larger targets and safer mining, supported by an outsized power plant and ARGO's most intuitive control interface.[1]

Model

Special editions

  • Argo Mole Carbon Edition boasts the same mining proficiency as the standard ship along with black skin.[2]
  • Argo Mole Talus Edition boasts the same mining proficiency as the standard ship along with a more discreet grey skin.[3]

In-game availability & pricing

Last updated: August 22, 2020; 29 days ago (2020-08-22) (Alpha 3.10.1)

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18 Teach's Ship Shop, Levski
5,130,500 Unavailable Unavailable

Renting

Vantage Rentals, Lorville Traveller Rentals, Area18 Regal Luxury Rentals, New Babbage
Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable

Prices given are per-day. Prices for all rental periods can be found at Ship renting.

Development

The ship was first revealed to CitizenCon 2019 attendees during the "Ship Talk" panel in the Croshaw Auditorium. This panel wasn't streamed live but made available to everyone later on YouTube. At this stage, the Mole was already fairly far into production state, because Cloud Imperium announced that it would be made available for Alpha 3.8, due later that year.

During the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo a few days after CitizenCon 2019, the Mole was also featured in a Whitley's Guide episode. Here, presenter Jax McCleary gained exclusive access to the Mole.[4]

The ship was made playable for Star Citizen Alpha 3.8.0.[5]

See also

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mole Comm-Link Page
  2. Argo Mole Carbon Edition - Pledge store
  3. Argo Mole
  4. IAE 2949: MISC, ARGO
  5. ARGO Mole - Roadmap