The MV-043 is a small, HS 5 mining ship designed to work independently on both small and large worlds. Streamlined for planetary landings, the ship carries and orbital processing lab that allows it to process any resources found and bring them back to civilization in its 20 cargo unit hold.
The ship has 10 mining robots and a digger shuttle for mining operations and its support system can support up to 12 beings for 200 days. It carries two laser batteries for self defense. It’s ship’s vehicles include a small lifeboat and launch and a workpod.
CDC built a number of these vessels in its early days and continued to manufacture them at a low level as it opened new worlds. The ships often doubled as exploration scouts – seeking out new worlds and collecting their resources.
The full ship stats are:
Hull Size: 5
ADF: 1 (loaded), 3 (empty)
MR: 1 (loaded), 3 (empty)
Engines: 2 Class A Atomic Engines
Fuel Capacity: 3 full loads per engine
Accommodations: 12 Journey Class
– Primary: standard system – 12 beings, 200 days
– Backup: standard system – 12 beings, 200 days
Communication & Detection Equipment: Videocom radio with a master and 2 secondary control screens, Subspace Radio , Intercom (2 master control panels, 20 standard panels, 10 speaker panels), Radar – Type I, Energy Sensors – Type I, Skin Senors, Camera system
Computer Level: 4 FP: 138
Computer Programs: Atomic Drives 4, Life Support 1, Backup Life Support 1, Alarm 2, Computer Lockout 4, Damage Control 2, Astrogation 4, Laser Battery 1, Laser Battery 1, Communication 2, Information Storage 2, Installation Security 2, Skin Sensors 1, Maintenance 2, Cameras 1, Robot Management 4, Cargo Arm 2, Orbital Processing Control
Ship’s Vehicles: small launch, small lifeboat, workpod, digger shuttle
Other Equipment: cargo arm, orbital processing center, 10 mining robots, complete backup computer and life support system
Weapons: LB (x2)
Control Spaces: 8
Cargo Capacity: 20 cargo units (3000 cubic meters)
Volume: 7313 cubic meters (total), 2343 cubic meters (inhabited)
Unloaded Mass: 3848 tons
Loaded Mass: 9848 tons
Crew Size: 8 (nominal)
ADF per Fuel Load: 1269 (loaded), 3248 (unloaded)
Cost: new: 2,478,412 r. (unfueled)
The ship currently available has been in service for 19 years and is currently missing the following items:
- all vehicles including the digger shuttle
- the mining robots
- all life support supplies
- the backup computer
In its current state, the ship is selling for 1,292,284 cr.