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Eshpair-class Modular Space Station


A common example of space habitats formerly found throughout Imperial Space. The Eshpair station detailed below is actually the command version of a large family of different modules of 250 to 500 tons displacement. Whenever a world needed a cheap space station for freight handling, customs, refuelling or system defense, Imperial manufacturers could expeditiously provide the proper modules customly fitter to whatever the customers' needs were. Each module has two or more connectors that allowed them to be pieced together into larger space stations. These ranged from a single module of 500 tons, into the tens of thousands of tons in displacement.

The Command module is intended for a variety of roles ranging from static defense to traffic control to communications relay. Five small craft are fitted for emergency response or customs patrols. Normally a 150,000 km fixed array PEMS is the primary passive sensor, but during combat operations, a folding array can be deployed for longer range detection and tracking. Four 150 MJ laser turrets backed by a missle turret provide a means of deterrence against raiders and pirates. The module, like all Eshpair's, consists of a central dome for the bridge, cargo decks and small craft bays, surrounded by a ring of 3 or 4 smaller hemispherical modules for habitation, sensors and communication antennae. A 1050 m3 fuel compressor is fitted, providing 6428.57 m3 of refined H2 to passing ships. When the module is at full load its acceleration drops from 0G, to 0G.

The Eshpair is based upon the design in Adventure Ships 2 by J. Andrew Keith. Adapted from CT stats provided courtesy of Chris Keelan.

General Data

Displacement: 500 Hull Armor: 40
Length: 42 Meters Volume: 7000 m3
Price: 72.305 Mcr Target Size: S
Configuration: Close USL Tech Level: 15
Mass (L/E): 10,949.918 tons/3989.72 tons (Loaded mass does not include mass of small craft)


Power Plant
TL-15 108 MW (One Year Duration) (300 MW/Hit)
Jump Performance
Station-keeping jets only
Fuel Tankage
10.8 m3 for power plant, plus 1050 m3 fuel compressor for station-keeping jets


3xTL-15St (0.55 MW)
1000 AU Radio, 1000 AU Laser
150,000 km Fixed Array (Range:5, 0.15 MW), 180,000 km Folding Array (Range:6, 0.2 MW), AEMS 360,000 km (Range:12, 17 MW)
7 Bridge plus 4 Normal


4x150 MJ Remote Laser Turrets (Loc: 2-5, Arcs: 1,2,3; 4.2 MW) arranged as two batteries
1xRemote Missle Barbette (Loc:11, Arcs:All; 2 Ready Missles, 0.15 MW)
Weapon Performance
150 MJ LT 10:1/10-31 20:1/10-31 40:1/10-31 80:1/10-31
Fire Control
3xTL-15 msl/bm MFDs (Range:10, -6 DMs, 1 Crew, 0.06 MW)


Life Support
Extended (1.4 MW), AG/GC (6G, 35 MW)
(2 Electronics, 3 Gunnery, 1 Engineering, 3 Maintenance, 9 Small Craft, 3 Command)
Crew Accomodations
3 Small Staterooms (Single Occupancy), 9 Small Staterooms (Double Occupancy)
Passenger Accomodations
3 Small Staterooms (Single Occupancy)
659.442 m3
Small Craft and Launch Facilities
50 ton Modular Cutter (Minimal Hangar) equipped with fuel module, 50 ton Modular Cutter (Docking Ring) equipped with cargo module, 2x30 ton Ship's Boats (Docking Ring), 95 ton Shuttle (Docking Ring), 3 Launch Ports
Other Fittings
14.67 MW Surplus

System Damage Tables

PP: 1H ELS: 2H MFD: 2h Hngr: 3H SSR: 2h
LS: 4H AG: 1H MT: 1H LT: 1H FC: 27H

Damage Location Table

Location Surface Internal
1 Ant 1-11:Elec, 12-20:Hngr
2-3 1:AL 1-3:LT, 4-12:Qtrs, 13-14:Docking Ring,15-20:Hold
4-5   1-3:LT, 4-11:Qtrs, 12-20:Hold
6-9 1-8:LP Docking Ring
10 1-3:Ant Hangar
11 1-8:LP Hangar
12-15 1-8:LP Docking Ring
16-17   1-10:Fuel Compressor, 11-20:Hngr
18-19   Fuel Compressor
20 Ant Hangar

Key: Locations 1, 10-11 and 20 are the central hub; 6-9 and 12-15 are the Docking Collars around the hub, 16-19 are the service area beneath the hub, and 2-5 are the habitation areas