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Star Corp.: a custom "Civilian" transport company
« on: January 14, 2018, 05:53:13 PM »
This is a snippet from my current game.  The Capitalist Alliance is a significant intra-empire faction of the U.N. that pushes for investment in shipping lines, military escorts for corporate ships, pushes against union contracts, for automation of mines, etc.  I don't know whether this is the best section of the forums to put it in or not, but here goes.

Civilian shipping provides some great depth, but I wanted another "civilian shipping business" with ships that are a little different and that I can use for role playing and plot devices a little more.  This is what I came up with.

August 20, 2049

The Cunningham Colony Group now has 16 vessels (10 freighters and 6 colony ships) and a share price of 21.86 credits.  Their competitor Cross Carrier Services has two vessels (1 freighter and 1 colony ship) and a share price of just 2.87 credits.  They’re struggling to stay in the market. 

Star Corp., Sol’s third transnational shipping corporation to venture out into space has a different approach to commerce than its competitors and has recently launched multiple projects simultaneously as joint ventures with Earth-based companies.  Star Corp. itself is Luna-based and has 3 Luxury Liners, a fleet of 6 light transports, 19 small recreational starships, and a massive orbital hotel over Luna called the MGM Pinnacle.

(This is all SMed in and is for role-playing purposes)

The Valentine and the Ambrosia are the two **Star Corp. Valentine class Luxury Liners** in service.  They offer premium tours of the Solar system and have regular visits to Mars, Ganymede, Callisto, Saturn, and Venus for different tastes.  They only carry 750 passengers each, so tickets are exorbitantly expensive, but for those who can afford it, the Valentine class is worth every microcredit. 

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Star Corp. Valentine class Luxury Liner    13 950 tons     360 Crew     717 BP      TCS 279  TH 600  EM 0
2150 km/s     Armour 1-51     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 32    Max Repair 75 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Passengers 750   

300 EP Commercial Ion Drive (2)    Power 300    Fuel Use 6.19%    Signature 300    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 250 000 Litres    Range 52.1 billion km   (280 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


The Star Corp. Crown Jewel class Luxury Liner is the larger cousin of the Valentine class.  There’s only one and it serves as the flagship of the Star Corp empire.  Its design incorporates some armor as well as a close-in-weapons system to defend in the unlikely event of a space attack. 

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Star Corp. Crown Jewel class Luxury Liner   33 350 tons     703 Crew     1630.65 BP      TCS 667  TH 2100  EM 0
3148 km/s     Armour 2-92     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 0
MSP 92    Max Repair 75 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Passengers 1250   
300 EP Commercial Ion Drive (7)    Power 300    Fuel Use 6.19%    Signature 300    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 250 000 Litres    Range 21.8 billion km   (80 days at full power)

CIWS-80 (1x6)    Range 1000 km     TS: 8000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


The dream of every rich kid growing up in the TN space age is to pilot their own private spaceship.  The Star Corp. Ferrari class Recreational Starship offers that chance for a steep price.  It’s a derivative of the Fleet Command Frogfoot class Trainer design with room for one extra passenger with the sensor, extra fuel, and life support stripped out.  At a purchase cost of 17,000,000 microcredits and relatively reasonable fuel economy and serviceability, the Ferrari is available for rental, private flight lessons, and even for private ownership.  Four are available to passengers of the Star Corp. Crown Jewel class Luxury Liner   Starcorp has 17 Ferraris in its fleet.


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Star Corp. Ferrari class Recreational Ship  105 tons     4 Crew     17 BP      TCS 2.1  TH 4  EM 0
1904 km/s     Armour 1-1     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 0
Maint Life 0 Years     MSP 51    AFR 0%    IFR 0%    1YR 0    5YR 0    Max Repair 10 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 15 months    Spare Berths 2   

4 EP Nuclear Pulse Engine (1)    Power 4    Fuel Use 14%    Signature 4    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 5 000 Litres    Range 61.2 billion km   (372 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Fighter for production, combat and maintenance purposes


The Llama class Light Transport is a freighter concept with minimal crew needs compared to normal freighters and transports.  It hauls light cargo containers or even singularly large structures or other ships with its tractor beam and can scale up or down depending on need.  The ships specialize in small loads direct to customers instead of mass imports to markets.  There are 6 Llamas in service,


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Star Corp. Llama class Light Transport    3 400 tons     40 Crew     219 BP      TCS 68  TH 240  EM 0
3529 km/s     Armour 1-20     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 40    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Spare Berths 0   
Tractor Beam     

240 EP Commercial Ion Drive (1)    Power 240    Fuel Use 3.54%    Signature 240    Exp 4%
Fuel Capacity 50 000 Litres    Range 74.8 billion km   (245 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


The Star Corp. MGM Pinnacle class Luxury Resort is based over Luna and it the premium destination for the ultra wealthy.  It offers 298 restaurants and bars, 58 dance clubs, 39 swimming pools and spas, 12 concert venues, 2 sports stadiums, a variable grav plate monster truck arena, extensive shopping opportunities for off-world goods, and access to the best recreational drugs and escorts. 


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Star Corp. MGM Pinnacle  class Luxury Resort    369 850 tons     1645 Crew     3764 BP      TCS 7397  TH 0  EM 0
1 km/s     Armour 1-458     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 2     PPV 0
MSP 13    Max Repair 10 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 1   
Habitation Capacity 50 000    Passengers 1500   
Recreational Facilities

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes

This design is classed as an Orbital Habitat for construction purposes


These ships have opened the door for a lot of fun role plays and clashes between factions within the U.N.'s realm, as individual ships can put themselves in harms way or, perhaps, been taken over by pirates.  The tractor ships can also be "contracted" by the government for certain tasks.

Cross-posted to R/Aurora4x on Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/aurora4x/comments/7pqhtx/star_corp_a_custom_civilian_transport_company/
 
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Re: Star Corp.: a custom "Civilian" transport company
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 03:59:16 PM »
nice to see a some comercial/civilian ships around here for a change... it usually only military ships and how to blow them up.
keep up the good roleplay job man, and by the way, the bureau of ship design is the right place for posting about ANY ship design as far as I know.
by the way, your ferrari is slower than your freighters, and I think it would have more roleplay value if it was a tad bit faster, with the same engine tech your freighters use
To beam, or not to beam.   That is the question
 

 

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