|Manufacturer||Argo Astronautics (ARGO)|
|Production state||Flight Ready|
|Cargo capacity||0 SCU|
|Pledge cost||40 USD|
|Null-cargo mass||6,000 kg|
The ARGO Astronautics Multi-Purpose Utility Vehicles (MPUV, commonly known as Argo) are multipurpose utility vehicles designed for extreme environments. The vehicle is also commonly used by human companies like Shubin Interstellar and the military.
The ARGO MPUV is built out of composite alloys capable of withstanding intense temperature and structural pressures both in atmosphere and out. The modular undercarriage can be outfitted with a variety of different pods such as cargo pods and escape pods. The combined VTOL thrusters and its Point-Precision Engines allows precise maneuver and heavy-lifting thrust.
The ARGO Astronautics MPUV-1P (commonly 'Argo Personnel.') is geared towards a simple but incredibly important responsibility: moving grounds of people from place to place. The UEE Navy uses MPUV-1Ps extensively, and any new recruit can likely recall those terrifying moments in which such a ship carried them to their first space assignment. In civilian hands, Argo Personnel ships are adapted for everything from standard taxi services to use as makeshift combat dropships. The ARGO is capable of carrying up to eight humans and their equipment.
The ARGO Astronautics MPUV-1C (commonly 'Argo Cargo') is a dedicated merchant transfer ship, a ubiquitous intergalactic stevedore. Vast numbers of Argo Cargos are responsible for loading and unloading goods onto massive long-haul transports and miners that cannot otherwise land on planets or drydocks, such as the Hull D and the Orion. Some captains choose to own and operate their own Argo, while others pay privately owned ships operating as port services a rental fee for performing the unloading process.