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Explorer-class Scout


The Explorer is a long range exploration ship converted from surplus Type C Broadsword hulls. The ship was originally built for private contractors working for the Scout Service, but eventually made its way into the hands of a number of different institutional owners. The ship is not as powerful a survey or recon craft as the Donosev Survey Ship, but it does have better small craft and cargo carrying capabilities, and carries several laboratories to boot. The Broadsword's EMM suite is retained in unison with several powerful sensors, and eight 210 MJ remote laser turrets. To protect against radiation bursts and battle damage, the ships computers are military grade fiber optic backups. Two fifty ton survey/science cutters are carried in docking rings, and the massive cargo bay can be converted over to ground and grav vehicles if needed.

The internal arrangement of the Explorer is substantially different than the Broadsword. The centrally located bridge and crew staterooms are retained, but the forward part of the ship now contains the labs and supplemental electronics. The spare module space and ATV hangars have been filled with more cargo space. In addition, the hold is designed for modular adaptation, allowing for customization of the space with sickbays or additional accommodations or vehicle hangars. The exploratory cutters reside in the same place as the original design, though additional plumbing allows for fuel transfers between them and the mother ship. Space, which always seems a premium on the Broadsword because of its fishbowl like design, becomes alleviated somewhat due to additional partitions and containment bulkheads between the main crew compartment and the lab section.

The Explorer was originally designed for Adventure Ships 2 by J. Andrew Keith. Adapted from CT stats provided courtesy of Chris Keelan.

General Data:

Displacement: 800 Hull Armor: 56
Length: 28 Meters Volume: 11,200 m3
Price: 399.359 Mcr Target Size: S
Configuration: Sphere SL Tech Level: 15
Mass (L/E): 6614.875 tons/3915.995 tons


Power Plant
TL-15 693 MW Fusion (One Year Duration) (300 MW/Hit)
Jump Performance
Jump-3 (746.67 m3 per parsec, 2240 m3 for J-3)
1G Heplar (400 MW/G), CG Lifters (Hi-Eff, 56 MW)
56 (50 m3 each), 100.8 using jump fuel
Fuel Tankage
5040 m3+69.3 m3 for power plant


3xTL-15Fb (1.1 MW)
2x1000 AU Radio (20 MW), 2x1000 AU Maser (0.6 MW)
Imaging EMS, Grav/Inertial Positioning
PEMS 180,000 km Fixed Array (Range:6, 0.2 MW), 210,000 km Folding Array (Range:7, 0.25 MW), AEMS 2x420,000 km (Range:12, 17 MW), TL-15 Densitometer (0.3 MW), TL-15 Neutrino Sensor (0.01 MW)
EMM (11.2 MW)
10 Bridge plus 9 Normal


8x210 MJ Lasers in 8xRemote Single Turrets (Loc:6-9; Arcs:1,2,3; Loc: 16-19; Arcs:3,4,5; 5.8 MW, Turret Volume: 42m3)
Weapon Performance
210 MJ LT 10:1/12-36 20:1/12-36 40:1/12-36 80:1/12-36
Fire Control
4xTL-15 msl/bm MFD (Range:10, -6 DMs, 1 Crew, 0.06 MW)


Life Support
Extended (2.24 MW), AG/GC (6G, 56 MW)
27-36 (2 Maneuver, 4 Electronic, 4 Gunnery, 5 Engineering, 2 Maintenance, 6 Small Craft, 4 Command, plus 5-9 Science/Mission Specialists)
Crew Accomodations
4 Small Staterooms (Single Occupancy), 16 Small Staterooms (Double Occupancy)
1526.483 m3 (109.035 tons), 4 Large Cargo Hatches
Small Craft and Launch Facilities
2x50 ton Lushina Cutters (Docking Ring), 2 Launch Ports
Other Fittings
3xLaboratories (0.8 MW)
Fuel Scoops (5%, 2.25 hours), Fuel Processing Plant (24 hours, 6.3 MW)
0.052 MW Surplus

System Damage Tables

PP: 4H LS: 6H PEMS: 1H
JD: 9H ELS: 3H EMM: 1H
MD: 1H SSR: 2h EMMR:(11h)
CG: 2H AG: 1H Lab: 1H
FPP: 5H MFD: 2h LB: 2H

Damage Location Table

Location Surface Internal
1 Ant 1-19:Eng, 20:Hold
2-5 1-15:Ant, 16:AL 1-10:Qtrs, 11-20:Hold
6-9 1-8:Ant, 9:AL 1-2:LT/Hold, 3-20:Hold
10-11 1-6:CH 1-6:Labs, 7:Qtrs, 8-20:Hold
12-15   1-2:LT/Hold, 3-20:Hold
16-19 1-9:LP 1-5:Eng, 6-12:DRing, 13-20:Hold
20 1-16:EMM 1:Elec, 2-20:Eng