Mole

Medium ship manufactured by Argo Astronautics

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Mole
ManufacturerArgo Astronautics (ARGO)
RoleMining
SizeMedium
Crew2 – 4
Cargo capacity96 SCU
Production state
  • Flight Ready
Insurance
Claim time16:15 min
Expedite3:15 min
Expedite fee1,155 aUEC
Pledge
CostUS$315
OriginalUS$315
AvailabilityAlways available
Specifications
Length38.5 m
Beam17 m
Height8 m
Combat speed128 m/s
Max speed1,090 m/s
External sites

The Argo Astronautics 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]

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]

Specifications

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
CHCO Surveyor 2 (2) 1 x 1
M Computer Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
JUST Ginzel 3 (3) 1 x 1
JUST ThermalCore 3 (3) 1 x 1
BEHR 5MA Chimalli 2 (2) 1 x 2

Propulsion
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Fuel Intakes
M Fuel Intake Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
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Fuel Tanks
M Fuel Tank Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
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Quantum Drives
JUST Huracan 2 (2) 1 x 1
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Jump Modules
M Jump Module Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
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Quantum Fuel Tanks
M Quantum Fuel Tank Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
Thrusters
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
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Main Thrusters
Main Thruster Main 1 x 4
VTOL Thruster VTOL 1 x 4
Retro Thruster Retro 1 x 2
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Maneuvering Thrusters
Joint Maneuvering Thruster Joint 1 x 8

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Details Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Weapons
KLWE CF-227 Badger Laser Repeater 2 (2) 1 x 2
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Utility Items
GRIN Arbor MH2 Mining laser heads only 2 (2) 1 x 3

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]

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