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Prospector

Single-seat mining ship manufactured by MISC
Quick facts:
Prospector
Prospector - Hovering mining on cliffside 1.jpg
Flight ready
Role
Mining, Prospecting
Size
Small (S2/XS)
Capacity
Crew
1
Cargo
32 SCU32,000 KµSCU <br />32,000,000 µSCU <br />
Stowage
930 KµSCU0.93 SCU <br />930,000 µSCU <br />
Cost

Standalone
$ 155.00€ 156.55 <br />£ 131.75 <br /> ($ 140.00€ 141.40 <br />£ 119.00 <br />)
Warbond
$ 140.00€ 141.40 <br />£ 119.00 <br />
Availability
Always available

Claim
9m
Expedite
3m
Expedite fee
3,040 aUEC

Specifications

Length
26.5 m0.0265 km <br />2,650 cm <br />
Width
16.5 m0.0165 km <br />1,650 cm <br />
Height
8 m0.008 km <br />800 cm <br />
Mass
137,396 kg137.396 t <br />

Scm speed
156.4 m/s563.04 km/h <br />
0 to scm
2.827 s
Scm to 0
4.054 s
Max speed
993.6 m/s3,576.96 km/h <br />
0 to max
17.962 s
Max to 0
25.757 s
Roll rate
68.8 °/s
Pitch rate
32 °/s
Yaw rate
32 °/s

Hydrogen capacity
210,000 L210 SCU <br />
Hydrogen intake
13 L/s0.013 SCU/s <br />
Quantum capacity
583.33 L0.583 SCU <br />

Cross section
+ 50 %
Electromagnetic
+ 50 %
Infrared
+ 50 %
Physical
- 52 %
Energy
+ 5 %
Distortion
+ 5 %
Thermal
None
Biochemical
None
Stun
- 100 %
Health
45,809.6 ❤️

Development
Announced
22 April 2016
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The Prospector is a small sized mining ship manufactured by MISC. Designed as a single person operated vessel, it features a telescopic mining arm with interchangeable lasers, with 4 detachable collapsible ore storage containers[1] and comfortable living quarters.

Features

Mining Laser
The Prospector has a retractable and adjustable arm which has a Size 1 mining laser hard-point, giving you the ability to interchange different mining lasers that are specifically designed for certain types of minerals.
Scanner
The ships scanner has been designed to targeting pockets directly, pin-pointing specific resources and helping to extracting just that type of mineral you are specifically looking for.
Living Quarters
Despite it being a industrial vehicle, the Prospector still has a spacious living area which includes a bed, bathroom and a small kitchenette, essential for those longer mining runs.
Detachable Containers
When the vehicles storage containers are full with ore, these can be easily detached and transferred to another ship for the ore to be either sent to be processed or to be sold raw. The Prospector can carry up to 16 of those containers and use up to 4 of them at any time.
Cargo
The vehicle has the ability to hold up to 32 SCU's of raw ore in 4 external containers as well as holding 650K μSCU of internal stowage.
Weapons
With its two gun hard-points that can hold Size 1 guns each.

Specifications

Sc-icon-fuelintake.svg Fuel intake
1x
S1
Fuel intakeintk_misc_prospector
13 L/s0.013 SCU/s <br />
Fuel port
1x
S1
Fuel portdockingtube_fuel_ports_misc_prospector
Sc-icon-fueltank.svg Fuel tank
1x
S1
210,000 L210 SCU <br />
Sc-icon-quantumdrive.svg Quantum drive
1x
S1
Industrial (C)
Sc-icon-quantumfueltank.svg Quantum fuel tank
1x
S1
583.33 L0.583 SCU <br />
Sc-icon-mainthruster.svg Main thruster
3x
S3
Main thrustermisc_prospector_thruster_aux
1.55 MN1,550 kN <br />348,453.95 lbf <br />
Sc-icon-maneuveringthruster.svg Maneuvering thruster
3x
S3
Retro thrustermisc_prospector_thruster_retro_01
1.5 MN1,500 kN <br />337,213.5 lbf <br />
12x
S2
Maneuvering thrustermisc_prospector_thruster_mav_fixed_02
0.9 MN900 kN <br />202,328.1 lbf <br />

Cargo grid
1x
S1
Cargo grid
Personal storage
1x
S1
32,000,000K µSCU
Armor
1x
S1
Armorarmr_misc_prospector
Paint
1x
S1
Paint

Model

Ship profile

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

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

Paints

"Aphorite" "Deck The Hull" "Dolivine" "Foundation Festival" "Hadanite" "IceBreak" "Nebula" "Polar" "StormBringer"
Prospector Aphorite in space - Isometric.jpg
Prospector Deck The Hull landed in hangar - Isometric - Cut.png
Prospector Dolivine in space - Isometric.jpg
Prospector FF in space - Isometric.jpg
Prospector Hadanite in space - Isometric.jpg
Prospector IceBreak landed in hangar - Isometric - Cut.png
Prospector Nebula in space - Isometric.jpg
Prospector Polar in space - Isometric.jpg
Prospector Stormbringer in space - Isometric.jpg

Acquisition

Lore

MISC began developing the Prospector in 2910 as an extension of the Freelancer project. With their success in survey and fire suppression, MISC was looking to expand the use of its chassis. With that aim in mind, MISC wrote off nine Freelancers which were utilized by the Cold Boot team to develop as they saw fit.[2]

The Prospector would go on to be the third ship project of the Cold Boot team, and in early phases was dubbed "The Miner."[2]

However, with little anticipated need for small scale mining ships, "The Miner" was an unlikely candidate to be adopted by MISC. By 2914 two conversion attempts had failed. The first prototype as an unsightly and ungainly beast, and pushed the boundaries of the teams budget. Twenty-six test flights later, the team had a large enough success that their program was allowed to continue.[2]

"The Miner" would have four prototype designs, the A-1, A-2, A-3, and finally the B-1. Over the course of the next eight years, MISC-HI teams would work on developing a hull for the ship, while a second team would develop a miniaturized mining array that could be stored within the ship's fuselage.[2]

In 2923 the ship would finally be named "The Prospector" and would see extending time in jump tunnel situations and live testing. The ship would be unveiled the next year at the 2924 Intergalactic Aerospace Expo.[2]

Shortly after the ships launch in 2925 MISC would see its stock prices hit rock bottom and stay there for the next two years.[2]

This however, would not be the end of MISC. With new reports coming out of a massive discovery of previously ignored raw materials on Ferron II.[2]

Chloe Raznick was an owner and operator of one of the first 2925 MISC Prospectors off the assembly line. She had made the legal purchase of several hundred parcels of former military ground testing area on Ferron II in the hopes of salvaging expended shells and claiming the small bounties on radioactive debris collection. While in the process of surveying her lot, she discovered a deep chasm into which she navigated her Prospector. There she came across what is now known as the 'Chessex Lode'. A massive discovery of previously ignored raw materials which made a her fortune. Within days of the discovery, Prospector sales shot through the roof as people rushed to try their hands at this new career.[2]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. Q&A: MISC Prospector - Part I. Engineering - Comm-Link
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Whitley's Guide - Prospector. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2023-05-09


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