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Asp Scout

Role: Combat Explorer

Lakon Spaceways unveiled the Asp Scout in late 3301 as a cheaper alternative to the well-regarded Asp Explorer, and in terms of market it sits between the Diamondback range and the Asp Explorer. It utilises much of the same airframe as the Explorer, but the reduced hardpoint capacity (compared to its parent model) means it packs less of a punch. Test pilots reported that the mass reduction resulted in a vessel that handles better than the Asp Explorer while maintaining its impressive jump capability.

Asp Scout: Front Asp Scout: Side Asp Scout: Top Asp Scout: Bottom Asp Scout: 3D elevation

  Small Medium Large Huge
Hard points 2 2 - -


  Length Width Height
Dimensions 54.8m 59.4m 17m

Landing pads

  Core internals Class Base fitting
Power Plant Power Plant 4 4E
Thrusters Thrusters 4 4E
Frame Shift Drive Frame Shift Drive 4 4E
Life support Life Support 3 3E
Power Distributor Power Distributor 4 4E
Sensors Sensors 4 4E
Fuel Tank Fuel Tank 4 4C
Optional internals (Class) Base fitting
5 3E Cargo Rack
4 3E Cargo Rack
3 3E Shield Generator
3 Empty
2 Empty
2 Empty
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Roll Pitch Yaw
A Rated 125 m/s → 250 m/s 342 m/s 125 o/s 46 o/s 17 o/s
B Rated 121 m/s → 241 m/s 329 m/s 121 o/s 44 o/s 16 o/s
C Rated 118  m/s → 235 m/s 321 m/s 118 o/s 43 o/s 16 o/s
D Rated 114 m/s → 228 m/s 311 m/s 114 o/s 41 o/s 16 o/s
E Rated 111 m/s → 223 m/s 304 m/s 111 o/s 41 o/s 15 o/s
Performance statistics are taken from default ship outfitting, changing only thruster rating, with no cargo.
  Base Maximum
Jump range 11.69 LY 30.59 LY
Shields 120 MJ 286 MJ A rated + shield boosters
Armour 324 T 630 T Military + hull reinforcement in military slots
Utility slots 2
Mass lock factor 8
Crew seats 2
Multi crew Yes
Fighter Bays (fighters) [max] none (-)
Cargo [without shields] 72 T
Hull mass 150 T
Pad size Medium
Cost 3,959,064 CR