Meteorite

Name: Meteorite Extractor
Tech Level: 12

This design, based on a common 1200-ton salvage ship, is actually geared towards mining asteroids and includes some ability to refine the ore within its own hull. The ship itself can move via jump-2 routes, even when carrying up to 200 tons of external equipment, and can still jump along 1-parsec mains with a total of 2000 tons of vessel and external stores. However, a sensible mining operation would be more likely to have a separate chain of cargo-haulers, leaving this main ship in the planetoid belts where it can continue to extract valuable ore.

The 100-ton small craft bay is often used to service 1-3 modular cutters fitted with fuel modules, but can be used to support small fighters if working in a more dangerous area. This is unlikely to be required, however, as the design mounts fairly heavy self-defense turrets: two with twin plasma guns and four with triple sandcasters), but when the shooting starts it can also reveal 2 more turrets, each sporting single particle beams able to punch through all but the heaviest armor.

Typical crew includes Captain, 2 pilots, navigator, 4 engineers, 8 gunners, 4 small craft crew, 2 mechanics, a medic and 4 facilities crew.

Description Tons MCr Note
Tonnage: 1200 120 Hull: 24; Structure: 24
Config: Streamlined 12
Armor: Crystaliron 90 36 6 pts
Jump Drive: 65 100 Type-K; 1400-tons J-2; 2000-tons J-1
Maneuver Drive: 17 36 Type-J; 1200-tons 2-G; 2400-tons 1-G
Power Plant: 31 80 Type-K; Rating 2
Jump Fuel: 280 1400-tons J-2
P-Plant Fuel: 20 8 weeks
Fuel Processors: 8 0.4 160-tons / day
Bridge: 40 6
Sensors: 6 8 Advanced Sensors w/ Improved Sensor Processing
Computer: 2 Model 3; Rating 15
Software: Intellect/0 1 Rating 10
Software: Jump Control/2 0.2 Rating 10
Software: Evade/2 2 Rating 15
Software: Fire Control/3 6 Rating 15
Software: Auto-Repair/1 5 Rating 10
Staterooms: Single 8 1 2x staterooms
Staterooms: Double 64 8 16x staterooms
Escape Pods: 9 1.8 18x escape pods
Full Hangar 130 26 100-ton capacity
Drones: Mining 80 8 8x Mining Drones (280-ton per day (average)
Drones: Repair 12 2.4
Armory: 2 0.5
Engineering workshop 6 1 +1 DM to one repair check
Docking Clamp (300t) 40 8 4x clamps, 1200t capacity
Library 4 4
Asteroid Miner, TL12 (auto) 28 14 280-ton intake, 105-ton output (52.5/31.5/15.75/5.25) per day
Ore Smelter 180 90 36 tons ore → 18 tons raw materials per day
2x Triple Turret 2 12 Twin Plasma Gun
4x Triple Turret 4 7 Triple Sandcaster
2x Sandcaster Magazines 24 40 sandcaster barrels / launcher
2x Triple Pop-up Turret 4 12 Single Particle Beam
Cargo 55
Totals: 1200 605.8

Life support costs (monthly): 52,000
Maintenance costs (monthly): 50,500
Crew salary (monthly): 87,000

Meteorite

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