Polaris

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Polaris
ManufacturerRoberts Space Industries (RSI)
FocusCorvette
Production StateIn Concept
Maximum Crew24
Cargo Capacity216 SCU
Cost
Pledge Cost$ 750 USD
Specifications
Null-cargo Mass220,000 kg
Length155 m

The RSI Polaris is a ship in the concept stage and will be filling the void between larger capital sized ships and non-capital ships that had been created when the original Idris grew in size significantly during production. At the length of around 155 meters[1] the Polaris will be a Corvette. It has been mentioned that it will have a military focus.[2]

"The Polaris is a nimble corvette-class capital ship that packs a powerful punch with a full armament of turrets and torpedoes. Intended for use as both a naval patrol ship and to serve as the flagship of militia operations, Polaris has the capacity to perform search and rescue operations, light strike missions and general security patrols. The Polaris includes the facilities to repair, rearm and refuel a single fighter, light bomber or support ship.[3]"

Rooms not listed in the brochure include an armoury, med bay, brig, Captains Quarters and secondary quarters for the fighter pilot or second in command.[4]

Developer Comments

It was said in 10 FTC episode 77 (question 9, 29 Feb 2016) that Corvettes will fill a role between capital and sub-capital ships. As such, the Polaris will be more economical in their role. It won't be a massive carrier but will feature the ability to dock a ship and hold its own while fighting fighters or bigger ships. It was also said that a group of Corvettes could cause problems for bigger ships such as a frigate or a destroyer.

During Bensday with Batgirl & Ben episode 45 (9 Mar 2016), Ben Lesnick commented that they were leaning towards a length of 100 to 120 meters.

History

The Polaris was fast-tracked for development following the 2945 Vanduul attack on the Vega System. The request-for-proposal specified a smaller, first-response alternative to the Idris-class frigates currently serving with both the UEE Navy and private concerns. Roberts Space Industries’ Polaris bid was selected due to its unique combination of a fully equipped small craft hangar and an array of torpedo tubes that let it punch above its weight class.

As part of the UEE Militia Mobilization Initiative, the Polaris is being made available to Citizens so they can protect contested and dangerous regions around the Empire. The UEE military will also utilize the Polaris as a standard patrol and picket ship, where it is expected to be especially effective supporting larger fleet movements. A percentage of funds from the Polaris sale is used to support continued mobilization and relief efforts across the Empire.[5]

Model

Factory Specifications

Type Max Size Size Manufacturer Model
Power Plant N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shields N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cooling System N/A N/A N/A N/A

Propulsion

Type Max Thrust Rating Thrust Rating Manufacturer Model Amount
Primary Thruster TBD TBD TBD TBD 2
Maneuvering Thruster TBD TBD TBD TBD 12

Weapon Hardpoints

Max Size Size Manufacturer Model Mount Position
Size 3 TBD TBD TBD Fixed Missile Rack
Size 3 TBD TBD TBD Fixed Missile Rack
Size 10 TBD TBD TBD Launch Tube Torpedo Room
Size 10 TBD TBD TBD Launch Tube Torpedo Stockpile
Size 10 TBD TBD TBD Launch Tube Torpedo Stockpile
Size 10 TBD TBD TBD Launch Tube TBD
Size 6 TBD TBD TBD Automated Turret Bottom
Size 7 TBD TBD TBD Remote Manned Turret Bottom
Size 6 TBD TBD TBD Manned Turret Top - Front
Size 6 TBD TBD TBD Manned Turret Top - Front
Size 6 TBD TBD TBD Manned Turret Top - Back
Size 6 TBD TBD TBD Manned Turret Side
Size 6 TBD TBD TBD Manned Turret Side

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