Asp Explorer

The Asp Explorer is the civilian version of the military model Asp Mk II’s (which first saw service in 2878). Lakon Spaceways now owns the licence to construct these ships and has marketed them heavily at customers looking for their first multi-crewed ships. The ship class has earned a solid reputation for long-range missions and those requiring some discretion.

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Specifications

Manufacturer:
Lakon Spaceways
Speed:
250 m/s
Boost speed:
340 m/s
Agility:
148
Crew:
2
Cost:
6,661,150 Cr
Base shield:
140 MJ
Base armour:
210
Hull mass:
280 t
Mass-lock factor:
11
Landing pad:
Medium


Hardpoints

2
 
Medium hardpoint
2
 
Medium hardpoint
1
Pulse Laser [1F fixed] 
Small hardpoint
1
Pulse Laser [1F fixed] 
Small hardpoint
1
 
Small hardpoint
1
 
Small hardpoint
0
 
Utility mount
0
 
Utility mount
0
 
Utility mount
0
 
Utility mount

Internal

5
Power Plant [5E] 
Class 5 Reactor bay
5
Thrusters [5E] 
Class 5 Thruster mounting
5
Frame Shift Drive [5E] 
Class 5 FSD housing
4
Life Support [4E] 
Class 4 Environment control
4
Power Distributor [4E] 
Class 4 Power coupling
5
Sensors [5E] 
Class 5 Sensor suite
5
Fuel Tank [5C] 
Class 5 Fuel store

6
Cargo Rack [5E / capacity: 32] 
Class 6 Internal compartment
5
Shield Generator [5E] 
Class 5 Internal compartment
3
Cargo Rack [2E / capacity: 4] 
Class 3 Internal compartment
3
 
Class 3 Internal compartment
3
 
Class 3 Internal compartment
2
Cargo Rack [1E / capacity: 2] 
Class 2 Internal compartment
2
Basic Discovery Scanner 
Class 2 Internal compartment

Related Galnet news

01 Mar 3304
Lakon Releases Alliance Chieftain

The Alliance has announced a new combat ship, the Alliance Chieftain, which has been specifically designed to counter the aggression of the Thargoids.

A press release from Lakon Spaceways, which has developed the ship, stated:

“The Chieftain is a highly manoeuvrable vessel for its size and weight, offering an advantage against the renowned agility of Thargoid craft. It boasts six weapon hardpoints and also has three internal military compartments. This makes it very capable in a combat situation, and able to withstand considerable punishment.”

“We believe demand will be high.”

The Alliance Chieftain is now available for purchase.

21 Dec 3303
Galactic News: Type-10 Defender Now Available

Lakon Spaceways has announced that its new ship, the Type-10 Defender, is now available to the public.

The vessel boasts greater speed, acceleration and manoeuvrability than the Type-9 Heavy on which it is based, and also offers a more focused hardpoint loadout.

The Type-10 has been developed primarily in response to the recent Thargoid attacks in the Pleiades, and Lakon has said it envisages the ship “being particularly effective in combat situations”.

16 Dec 3303
Galactic News: Lakon Announces New Ship

The Alliance has commissioned Lakon Spaceways to produce a new ship in response to the recent Thargoid attacks in the Pleiades. The vessel, which has been named the Type-10 Defender, represents a comprehensive revision of the Type–9 Heavy.

Lakon issued the following statement:

“The Type-10 boasts greater speed, acceleration and manoeuvrability than the Type-9, and also offers a more focused hardpoint loadout. We envisage it being particularly effective in combat situations.”

The development is significant in that it represents the first overtly military response from the Alliance to the rising Thargoid threat.

Lakon has committed to an aggressive production schedule that should see the Type-10 reaching retailers next week.