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Capital ship manufactured by Roberts Space Industries
ManufacturerRoberts Space Industries (RSI)
Crew1 – 24
Cargo capacity216 SCU
Production state
  • In concept
Loaner vehicleHammerhead
AvailabilityTime-limited sales
Length155 m
Beam82 m
Height35 m
Mass17,155,000 kg
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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][2] the Polaris will be a Corvette. It has been mentioned that it will have a military focus.[3]

"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.[4]"

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.[5]

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.


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.[6]


Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
TBD C Radar Capital (Capital) 1 x 1
TBD M Computer Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
Power Plants
TBD C Power Plant Capital (Capital) 1 x 1
TBD L Cooler Large (Large) 1 x 2
TBD L Shield Generator Large (Large) 1 x 2

Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
Fuel Intakes
TBD L Fuel Intake Large (Large) 1 x 3
Fuel Tanks
M Fuel Tank Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
Quantum Drives
TBD L Quantum Drive Large (Large) 1 x 1
Jump Modules
TBD L Jump Module Large (Large) 1 x 1
Quantum Fuel Tanks
L Quantum Fuel Tank Large (Large) 1 x 1
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
Main Thrusters
Main Thruster Main x 4
Retro Thrusters Retro x 2
Maneuvering Thrusters
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster Fixed x 12

Component Manufacturer Model Details Size (Max) # per mount x Total
S5 Weapon TBC Remote 5 (5) 2 x 1
S4 Weapon TBC Manned 4 (4) 2 x 5
TBD S4 Weapon TBC Remote 4 (4) 2 x 1
TBD S3 Missile TBC Anti-Fighter Missile Racks 3 (2) 16 x 2
TBD S10 Torpedo RSI Polaris Torpedo Launcher 10 (10) 7 x 4




  • Traditionally, Polaris-class ships are named after historical figures and military heroes (for example UEES Reilly).[7]


  1. Comm-Link:RSI Polaris Q&A Part 1 (Original RSI URL)
  2. The Polaris - Ship page
  3. Something Every Tuesday - Comm-Link (Original RSI URL)
  4. RSI Polaris LTI War Bond Presale
  5. 5.0 5.1 Comm-Link:RSI Polaris Q&A Part 2 (Original RSI URL)
  6. RSI Polaris - Concept Sale
  7. RSInotext.svg CIG writer's forum comment