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Herald

Small ship manufactured by Drake Interplanetary
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Herald
ManufacturerDrake Interplanetary (DRAK)
RoleMedium Data
SizeSmall
Crew1
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Production state
  • Flight ready
Cost
Buy1,181,100 aUEC
Rent (1 day)23,622 aUEC / 8,500 REC
Insurance
Claim time6:15 min
Expedite1:15 min
Expedite fee460 aUEC
Pledge
StandaloneUS$85
OriginalUS$85
AvailabilityTime-limited sales
Specifications
Length23.5 m
Beam12.5 m
Height9 m
Combat speed174 m/s
Max speed1,361 m/s
Mass65,705 kg

The Drake Herald is a small, armored ship designed to safely get information from Point A to Point B. Featuring a powerful central engine (for high-speed transit and generating the power needed for effective data encryption/containment), advanced encryption software and an armored computer core, the Herald is unique among personal spacecraft in that it is designed to be easily 'cleaned' when in danger of capture.[1][2]

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
WLOP - WillsOp
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S1
TYDT - Tyler Design & Tech
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S1
TYDT - Tyler Design & Tech
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
2x
S1
ASAS - Ascension Astro

Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S1
S Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
2x
S1
S Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S1
TARS - Tarsus
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S1
S Jump Module
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
1x
S1
S Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
2x
S4
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
2x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
14x
S1
DRAK - Drake Interplanetary

Weaponry
Weaponnav.svgWeapons
1x
S2
GATS - Gallenson Tactical Systems
2x
S1
GATS - Gallenson Tactical Systems
Missilenav.svgMissiles
2x
S3
BEHR - Behring Applied Technology

Features

Armored Computer Core

The computer core runs on a dedicated server that can only be accessed from the secure control terminal inside the ship. It eliminates the threat of remote hacking.[2]

Broadcast Array

The SATA-M6A1 high power broadcast array allows long range data transmission for both communication and emergency purposes.[2]

Data Storage Pods

All data placed inside the data storage pod undergoes a proprietary encryption algorithm. With quick loading access ports, the data storage pods can be detached from the ship for delivery or emergency.[2]

EMP Protection

The Herald is equipped with advanced rated EMP shielding and backup power systems to avoid total power loss in an EMP blast.[2]

Ship profile

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

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
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In-game availability & pricing

Last updated: August 22, 2020; 32 days ago (2020-08-22) (Alpha 3.10.1)

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18 Teach's Ship Shop, Levski
Unavailable Unavailable 1,181,100

Renting

Vantage Rentals, Lorville Traveller Rentals, Area18 Regal Luxury Rentals, New Babbage
Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable

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

Gallery

Development

The Herald was the 35,000,000 Dollar Stretch Goal of Star Citizen's Crowfunding campaign. The goal was reached on 2013-12-22. The Herald is designed by Josh Coons and was featured in "Ship Shape" of Around the Verse Episode 2.29 and Episode 3.7.[3][4]

Blue and Red "Variant"

CIG showed a blue and red colored variant of the ship in the Pre-Sale Livestream 2016. According to Jared Huckaby, these skins were only made for presentation.

References

  1. Drake Herald - Ship Page
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Drake Herald Brochure
  3. Around The Verse 2.29
  4. Around The Verse 3.7