Constellation Aquila

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Constellation Aquila
ManufacturerRoberts Space Industries (RSI)
SizeLarge
FocusExpedition
Production stateFlight Ready
Minimum crew3
Maximum crew4
Cargo capacity96 SCU
Cost
Pledge cost310 USD
Specifications
Null-cargo mass439,108 kg
SCM speed150 m/s
Maximum speed987 m/s
Length61 m
Beam26 m
Height14 m

The RSI Constellation Aquila is the exploration variant of the Constellation. It features a redesigned cockpit for maximum visibility and also trades its upper turret for an advanced sensor suite. Its vehicle complement typically consists of a P-52 Merlin snubfighter for point defense (not currently launchable), and an onboard Ursa rover for planetary exploration. Please note that when accommodating an Ursa the Aquila forgoes the use of its cargo bay.

Like its sister Constellation variants the Aquila is not particularly agile but it features good forward-facing firepower and a large stock of missiles. It also has respectable quantum speed and operational range due to its Medium-class components. Internally the ship also features four bunks, a head, storage lockers, and a small dining area.  Overall the Aquila offers a solid and flexible mid-sized alternative for explorer captains. Let’s see what’s out there!

Specifications

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
TBD M Radar Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
TBD M Computer Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
Sakura Sun DayBreak Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
J-Span Frost-Star EX Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
Behring 5MA Chimalli Medium (Medium) 1 x 2

Propulsion
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Fuel Intakes
TBD 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
TBD M Quantum Drive Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
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Jump Modules
TBD 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 N/A 1 x 4
Retro Thruster N/A 1 x 4
VTOL Thruster N/A 1 x 4
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Maneuvering Thrusters
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster N/A 1 x 12

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Details Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Weapons
Behring M6A Laser Canon 4 (5) 1 x 4
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Turrets
Klaus & Werner CF-227 Badger Laser Repeater Manned 2 (2) 2 x 1
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Missiles
Thermyte Lightfire StrikeForce II 2 (5) 24 x 1

Model

Variants

Special editions

  • Constellation Phoenix Emerald: The Constellation Phoenix Emerald is a limited edition Constellation Phoenix with a emerald green livery. It is a part of the Saint Patrick's Day Promotion in March 2018.[5]

Development

The original four variants for the Constellation were designed by David Hobbins and Gurmukh Bhasin. Once their work was complete, CGBot converted all four ships into CryEngine, with contributions by Dennia Aguilar (3D Artist), Chuy Alanis (Lead Artist), amongst others.[6] In February 2016 the Constellation got an additional revamp by Chris Smith (Lead Vehicle/Weapon Artist) and Josh Coons (3D Modeler).[7]

Gallery

Forlink.svg  For a full gallery, see :Category:Constellation Aquila Images.

References