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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

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


  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 Base fitting
Class 5 3E Cargo Rack
Class 4 3E Cargo Rack
Class 3 3E Shield Generator
Class 3 Empty
Class 2 Empty
Class 2 Empty
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Yaw Pitch Roll
A Rated 125 m/s → 250 m/s 341 m/s 17 o/s 45 o/s 125 o/s
B Rated 121 m/s → 241 m/s 329 m/s 16 o/s 44 o/s 121 o/s
C Rated 117 m/s → 235 m/s 320 m/s 16 o/s 43 o/s 117 o/s
D Rated 114 m/s → 228 m/s 311 m/s 16 o/s 41 o/s 114 o/s
E Rated 111 m/s → 223 m/s 304 m/s 15 o/s 40 o/s 111 o/s
All figures take from base layout with each thruster rating
  Base Maximum
Jump range 11.69LY 33.2LY
Shields 105MJ 286MJ A rated + shield boosters
Armour 324 630
Utility slots 2
Mass lock factor 8
Crew seats 2
Multi crew 1
Fighter Bays [max] 0
Cargo [without shields] 72T
Hull mass 150T
Pad size Medium
Cost 3,961,150 CR