Deneb

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Deneb - Medium freighter Ship class medium freighter.png
File:Deneb silhouette.png

Manufacturer Info
Manufacturer Albr Corp
Ship statistics
Forward acceleration empty: 12.7G (50.00MN) full: 2.8G
Reverse acceleration empty: 7.6G (30.00MN) full: 1.7G
Up acceleration empty: 10.2G (40.00MN) full: 2.3G
Down acceleration empty: 2.5G (10.00MN) full: 0.6G
Angular acceleration empty: 127.4G (500.00MN) full: 28.3G
deltaV empty: 42,809km/s full: 6,915km/s
Fuel tank capacity 225 t
Cargo capacity 1,400 t
Max lasers 1
Max missiles 8
Scoops 2
Hyperdrive mount yes
Crew min. 2 max. 3
Capacity 1,400 t
Hull Mass 175 t
Price $4,300,000
Hyperdrive class 3

Description

The Deneb was designed as a low cost, no frills, atmospheric capable shuttle for ferrying goods (or passengers if the cargo hold is pressurised and seats fitted) from a planet's surface to orbital stations or large cargo ships in a low orbit and vice versa.

Its large cargo bay doors allow it to be loaded / unloaded quickly, meaning less time spent docked between trips.

The Deneb is not a fast ship but its engine is very fuel efficient and reliable. Couple this with the fact that it can glide from a low orbit to a planet’s surface using virtually no fuel, even landing at larger airports runways, make this ship a very attractive purchase for independent courier companies on a tight budget.

Improvements and changes

Later versions were fitted with crew cabins allowing the Deneb to be used for longer inter-planetary trips. This also allowed the Deneb to be fitted with a hyperdrive for inter-system travel.

With longer travel distances and slow acceleration, the Deneb became a preferred target for pirates, so a gun point was also added and 8 missile slots making it a risky target for all but the most determined pirates.

Other uses

Other common aftermarket configurations include:

  • Lush cabins fitted for use as an executive shuttle
  • Sensor arrays and science labs fitted for deep space research missions

The military has also been known to fit long range ECM / jamming / sensing equipment for "electronic warfare" roles and fitting multi missile launchers to turn the Deneb into a "missile boat".