Snub ship manufactured by Aopoa
(Redirected from Nox Kue)
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Production state
ManufacturerAopoa (XNAA)
Hangar sizeSnub (S1)
Cargo0 SCU
Stowage75K μSCU
349,200 aUEC
Rent (1 day)
10,476 aUEC
Rent (3 days)
26,190 aUEC
Rent (7 days)
48,888 aUEC
Rent (30 days)
157,140 aUEC
S. orig.
W. orig.
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
7,760 aUEC/$
1.289 min
0.4 min
Expedite fee
570 aUEC
Not available
5.5 m0.0055 km <br />550 cm <br />
1.5 m0.0015 km <br />150 cm <br />
1.5 m0.0015 km <br />150 cm <br />
1,249 kg1.249 t <br />
SCM speed
80 m/s288 km/h <br />
0 to SCM
3.33 s
SCM to 0
2.498 s
Max speed
600 m/s2,160 km/h <br />
0 to max
24.979 s
Max to 0
18.735 s
Roll rate
141 °/s
Pitch rate
89 °/s
Yaw rate
89 °/s

The Aopoa Nox is a speedy and maneuverable open-canopy racer capable of zipping along planet surfaces or through deep space. Originally designed for the Xi'an, the ship was redesigned for Human pilots and made available for the first time in Human space in 2947.[1]


  • All-Terrain Anti-Gravity Drive: The Nox, like the Dragonfly, is equipped with an anti-gravity drive to allow it to hover about 1 meter above the ground. This allows it to skim over any rough terrain, including water. It can skim over ground at 40 meters per second, or up to 100 meters per second with afterburner. Despite this drive, it cannot transition between ground and space but will require a carrier vehicle. The drive also doubles as a landing gear, allowing the ship to hover at all times with emergency power.[2]
  • Articulated Back Plate: The expandable back plate offers additional above protection for the pilot when the ship is activated.[3]
  • Molded Carbon Composite Plating: The Nox's sleek hull is crafted from lightweight molded carbon composite that provides maximum speed and maneuverability in both atmospheric environments and vacuum.[4]


Hardpoints icon radar.svg Radar
Hardpoints icon scanner.svg Scanner
Hardpoints icon self destruct.svg Self destruct
Hardpoints icon shield generator.svg Shield generator
Hardpoints icon fuel intake.svg Fuel intake
Fuel intake
Hardpoints icon fuel tank.svg Fuel tank
Hardpoints icon main thruster.svg Main thruster
Main thruster (fixed)
Hardpoints icon maneuvering thruster.svg Maneuvering thruster
Retro thruster
Grav Lev
Maneuvering thruster (fixed)
Personal storage
Personal storage
7.5K µSCU


Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
Nox in space - Isometric.jpg
Nox in space - Above.jpg
Nox in space - Port.jpg
Nox in space - Front.jpg
Nox in space - Rear.jpg
Nox in space - Below.jpg

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
Nox in SelfLand - Above.jpg
Nox in SelfLand - Port.jpg
Nox in SelfLand - Front.jpg
Nox in SelfLand - Rear.jpg

Special editions

Nox Kue

Nox Kue in space - Isometric.jpg
The Nox Kue is the limited version of the Nox features a brushed-silver finish and was specifically created to celebrate the inaugural sale of the first Nox for Human riders. Its name derives from the Xi'an word kue" (SRX) for 'thrust'.[5]


The following paints (skins) can be used on all variants.

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
Nox Harmony in space - Isometric.jpg
"Harmony" Iridescent red to blue scheme with triangle shapes pattern and dark grey accents.

Limited sale. Only available during the Alien Week event. [6]

[not available] 5.00
Nox Overdrive - Landed in hangar - Isometric.png
"Overdrive" Silver in colour with red and dark grey accents.

Available only on the Subscribers store. [7]

[not available] 3.00
Nox Slipstream - Landed in hangar - Isometric.png
"Slipstream" Blue in colour with while and dark grey accents.

Available only on the Subscribers store. [8]

[not available] 3.00
Nox Thli Icon TP.png
"Thli" Silver and black color.

(Image from game files. Not yet available to backers)

(tbc) (tbc)
Nox Turbocharged - Landed in hangar - Isometric.png
"Tubocharged" Purple in colour with white and dark grey accents.

Available only on the Subscribers store. [9]

[not available] 3.00

In-game availability & pricing


New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18
Unavailable 349,200


Vantage Rentals, Lorville Traveller Rentals, Area18 Regal Luxury Rentals, New Babbage
Unavailable 10,476 15,422

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


The Nox was first introduced in the late 28th century, it represents one of the most recent additions to the Aopoa lineup. It was designed as a direct Xi'an response to Human open-canopy vehicles such as the Dragonfly. After the ship was introduced into Xi'an culture via a settlement on Oya III, the inhabitants there learned to love riding these Human space bikes. Thus with permission from Emperor Kr.ē, the Aopoa council started designing an open-canopy vehicle which is now known as the Nox.[10]

The Nox has been long valued among open-canopy enthusiasts. Because of its Xi'an technology and limited trade restriction between UEE and Xi'an Empire prior to the passage of the Human Xi'an Trade Initiative,[11] they had to search far and wide to get their hands on a Nox, and spend a great sum of credits to rebuild and customize one for human usage themselves.[10][12] But in 2947, with the passage of the HuXa, Aopoa and the Maiden Group started the sale of the Nox that has been adapted for human usage.[10]

On 2947-06-20, a Hull C named the MV Golden Ticket was delivering the first shipment of the human variant of the Nox from Xi'an space to an Astro Armada in the Terra system. During transportation the shipment was attacked by pirates under the leadership of Captain Bane.[13] With the help of law-abiding citizens, the ship was able to reach Terra Prime safely on 2947-06-21, and the Advocacy hunted down and captured these pirates shortly after.[14] The first human-pilotable variant of the Nox was finally made available to the public on 2947-06-23 through Astro Armada, along with the limited edition Nox Kue to celebrate the inaugural sale of the first Nox for Human riders.[15]



Unlike many other ships, the Nox was produced by multiple studios. The initial 2D concept of the Nox was created in Foundry 42 UK after which it was passed onto CIG Austin to get the ship flight-ready. There the ship was made by Chris Smith (Lead Vehicle Artist) and tech design was done by Partick Salerno (Technical Artist).[3]

The Nox was concepted by the Vehicle Team in the CIG UK studio after the Dragonfly, based on the reimagination of the 30th century equivalent of a sports bike. The Xi'an was chosen to provide an alien spin on the original open-canopy concept. A limited edition called the Nox Kue was available during the original sale presentation. The Nox became flyable in Alpha 3.1 in March 2018, following in the footsteps of the Dragonfly.[16]

The Nox "Kue" variant was added as flight ready in patch 3.1.0.


  • Nox is the latin word for night .[17]
  • Nox is not pronounceable in Xi'an. It is unknown whether the Xi'an have another name for the vehicle.
  • Before the introduction of the Human variant, the Nox already had a notorious reputation in Hyperion Rally.
  • If emergency power is depleted, the anti-gravity drive will shut down and the Nox will fall if subject to gravity.[2]
  • Ben Lesnick once jokingly said that the plural of Nox is Noxoodles.[18]

See also


  1. The Nox - Ship Page. Pledge Store
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nox - Q&A. Engineering - Comm-Link
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ship Shape: The Nox
  4. The Nox - Ship Brochure
  5. Nox Kue Store Page. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-09-24
  6. Alien Week 2022. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2022-09-16
  7. Nox Overdrive Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2023-04-24
  8. Nox Slipstream Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2023-04-24
  9. Nox Turbocharged Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2023-04-24
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Terminal Velocity. Transmission - Comm-Link
  11. The Nox - Ship Brochure
  12. Empire Report: Hyperion Rally. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
  13. MV Golden Ticket under attack
  14. B0otyCall: Small Fish. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
  15. The Nox Kue - Ship page. Pledge Store
  16. Ben Lesnick. "Visual Dictionary: Alien Ships". Jump Point. Vol. 8 no. 11. pp.22. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  17. Nox - The Latin Dictionary
  18. Ben Lesnick tweets about Noxoodles
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