Mole

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Mole
ManufacturerArgo Astronautics (ARGO)
SizeMedium
FocusMining
Production stateFlight Ready
Minimum crew2
Maximum crew4
Cargo capacity96 SCU
Cost
Pledge cost315 USD
Specifications
SCM speed128 m/s
Maximum speed1,090 m/s
Length38.5 m
Beam17 m
Height8 m

The Argo Astronautics Mole is a medium sized multicrew mining ship, featuring a "multi operator laser extractor" (M.O.L.E.). With 3 independent mining turrets and a large storage capacity, it is a ship perfect for efficient multicrew mining.[1]

Product Description

ARGO’s iconic multi-operator laser extractor, more commonly referred to as the MOLE, lets you work faster and more effectively than ever before, thanks to its patented trilateral mining system. Three independently controlled articulated extraction stations allow for maximum power and near-limitless versatility. The MOLE lives by the adage "many hands make for light work". [2]

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

Features

  • Three independent articulated extraction stations, each with size 2 Mining laser heads.
  • Purchased with 24 MISC cargo pods, of which the ship can hold 8 at a time. Each pod holds 12 SCU of mineral storage.
  • Can support up to a 4 person crew (1 pilot + 3 miners).
  • On-board habitation facilities:
    • Four beds (which double as escape pods)
    • Integrated shower and toilet facilities
    • Onboard clothing and suit storage lockers
    • A shared rest area with food-making facilities [3][4]

Model

Special editions

  • Argo Mole Carbon Edition: boasts the same mining proficiency as the standard ship along with a black skin. [5]
  • Argo Mole Talus Edition: boasts the same mining proficiency as the standard ship along with a more discreet grey skin. [4]

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.[1]

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.[6]

The ship was made playable for Star Citizen Alpha 3.8.0.[7]

See Also

Gallery

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References