Starfarer

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Starfarer
ManufacturerMusashi Industrial and Starflight Concern (MISC)
SizeLarge (5)
FocusRefueling
Production stateFlight Ready
Maximum crew7
Cargo capacity295 SCU
Cost
Pledge cost300 USD
Specifications
Null-cargo mass3,510,000 kg
SCM speed115.0 m/s
Afterburner speed890.0 m/s
Length101 m
Beam46.5 m
Height23.5 m

The MISC Starfarer is a refueling platform that can also act as fuel transporter, collector and refinery. They are able to collect Hydrogen fuel from stars and extrasolar sources, refine them and then refuel other ship's in flight. The Starfarer is able to dock with, and refuel, many different divisions of starship, thanks to its docking mechanisms. [1]

Specifications

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
TBD L Radar Large (Large) 1 x 1
TBD M Computer Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
Juno Starwerk Reliance Large (Large) 1 x 1
Juno Starwerk ThermalCore Large (Large) 1 x 2
Basilisk Stronghold Large (Large) 1 x 2

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

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Details Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Weapons
Behring C-788 "Combine" Ballistic Cannon 4 (5) 2 x 2
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Turrets
Behring M7A Laser Cannon Manned 5 (5) 2 x 1
Klaus & Werner CF-337 Panther Laser Repeater Manned 3 (3) 2 x 2

Model

Variants

  • Starfarer Gemini: The Starfarer Gemini is the military variant of the Starfarer.

History

The Starfarer came about as a result of an 18-month survey of space travel which resulted in a 15,000-page study on ship roles and the current shortcomings faced by space pilots that concluded with the decision to produce a spacecraft capable of fuel collection, refining, storage and distribution to other ships in flight.[2] Preceding this craft, the role was filled by a number of reverse-engineered and retrofitted craft, notorious for being dangerous and ineffective. This had lead to a pirate rule of thumb that "a ship caught refueling could be captured intact, as no captain would ever risk a firefight breaking out".

The safety and ease of use of these crafts have seen them become the standard for space refueling, with many being upgraded with refining mechanisms that can refine collected fuel, ready for use. Another modification available to Starfarer pilots is the modification of the fuel tanks to become liquid foodstuff storage units. A final upgrade allows the fuel tanks to be swapped out altogether, to be replaced by a cargo chassis for goods transport. However, this has proven unpopular compared to the versatile Freelancer or the specialised Hull series.[2]

Gallery

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


References