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Asp Explorer

Role: 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.

Asp Explorer: Front Asp Explorer: Side Asp Explorer: Top Asp Explorer: Bottom Asp Explorer: 3D

  Tiny Small Medium Large Huge
Hard points 0 4 2 0 0


  Length Width Height
Dimensions 56.4m 51.3m 19.7m

Landing pads

  Core internals Class Base fitting
Power Plant Power Plant 5 5E
Thrusters Thrusters 5 5E
Frame Shift Drive Frame Shift Drive 5 5E
Life support Life Support 4 4E
Power Distributor Power Distributor 4 4E
Sensors Sensors 5 5E
Fuel Tank Fuel Tank 5 5C
Optional internals Base fitting
Class 6 5E Cargo Rack
Class 5 5E Shield Generator
Class 3 2E Cargo Rack
Class 3 Empty
Class 3 Empty
Class 2 1E Cargo Rack
Class 2 1E Basic Discovery Scanner
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Yaw Pitch Roll
A Rated 138 m/s → 288 m/s 391 m/s 12 o/s 44 o/s 115 o/s
B Rated 133 m/s → 276 m/s 376 m/s 11 o/s 42 o/s 110 o/s
C Rated 129 m/s → 269 m/s 365 m/s 11 o/s 41 o/s 107 o/s
D Rated 125 m/s → 260 m/s 354 m/s 10 o/s 40 o/s 104 o/s
E Rated 122 m/s → 254 m/s 345 m/s 10 o/s 39 o/s 102 o/s
All figures take from base layout with each thruster rating
  Base Maximum
Jump range 13.12LY 38.2LY
Shields 152MJ 423MJ A rated + shield boosters
Armour 378 735
Utility slots 4
Mass lock factor 11
Crew seats 2
Multi crew 1
Fighter Bays [max] 0
Cargo [without shields] 128T
Hull mass 280T
Pad size Medium
Cost 6,661,150 CR