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UTILITY VEHICLES

MS-UTL23b Faerie Class Flitter
Faerie Class Flitter

Manufacturer: Maas Corporation

Length: 5m
Mass: 4t
Crew: : 1
Maneuverability: Medium

Offensive Systems:
None

Defensive Systems:
None

Drive Systems:
Micro Thrust Array

The Faerie class flitter is a tiny one man pod designed for maintenance inspection and mining support roles. It has two fully articulated Waldo arms that enable the pilot to easily manipulate tools and other equipment from the safety of the flitter's cockpit. In their mining support role flitters are often paired up with Frog class light miners.

 

MS-UTL45g Frog Class Light Miner
Frog Class Light Miner

Manufacturer: NSO Laplace

Length: 17.5m
Mass: 35t
Crew: 1
Maneuverability: Medium

Offensive Systems:
Mining Beam
Mining charge launcher

Defensive Systems:
None

Drive Systems:
Dual Vectored Thrust Pods

Dual vectored thrust pods give the Frog class light miner the superb handling and responsiveness that's required for asteroid mining operations. Its Waldo arms have integrated drills for easier mining. A mining beam and mining charge deployer aid in its mining role, but additionally provide a basic method of self-defense. Often paired up with Faerie class flitters, Frog class miners are a familiar sight around asteroid mines.

 

VS-GS02 Jupiter Class Gas Miner
Jupiter Class Gas Miner

Manufacturer: Von Schelling Industries

Length: 45m
Mass: 680t
Crew: 5 + 2
Maneuverability: Low

Offensive Systems:
Light PBC Cannon

Defensive Systems:
LDA ( Front )

Drive Systems:
Standard Thrust Array
LDS Class 1
Capsule Drive

Designed to skim the upper atmosphere of gas giants, the Jupiter class gas miner is used to mine the rare gasses in their upper atmospheres. The Jupiter class is responsible for creating a whole new sport - planet diving, where the craft is dived into the planets atmosphere, then skipped off the outer layer, back into space. Second hand models of the Jupiter class have since become widely sought after by rich teenagers. Von Schelling is considering marketing a sports variant of the Jupiter class to be sold specifically for planet diving.

 

NSO-ST1024n Planetoid Class LOR Platform
Planetoid Class LOR Platform

Manufacturer: NSO Laplace

Length: 2.7km
Mass: 8,160,000t
Crew: 20 + 6
Maneuverability: Very Low

Offensive Systems:
None

Defensive Systems:
None

Drive Systems:
Heavy Thrust Array
LDS Class 1

Larger than even the mighty megatransporter, and more of a mobile station than a ship, the Planetoid class LOR ( Low Orbit Recovery ) platform is specifically designed to help build, repair, maintain and transport space station modules.

 

MS-UTL66e Anderson Class SNRV
Anderson Class SNRV

Manufacturer: Maas Corporation

Length: 182m
Mass: 288,290t
Crew: 2 + 1
Maneuverability: Very Low

Offensive Systems:
None

Defensive Systems:
None

Drive Systems:
Standard Thrust Array
LDS Class 1
Capsule Drive

Often described as the 'white van' of space, the SNRV is a common sight. Originally designed for search and recovery operations ( hence the designation SNRV), many variants are now in service, including a six cargo pod transporter version.

MS-UTL98d Yellowstone Class Utility Truck
Yellowstone Class Utility Truck

Manufacturer: Maas Corporation

Length: 38m
Mass: 547t
Crew: 6 + 2
Maneuverability: Medium

Offensive Systems:
2 x Light PBC Cannon

Defensive Systems:
None

Drive Systems:
Standard Thrust Array
LDS Class 1
Capsule Drive

A versatile design, the Yellowstone class truck is often used as a mobile maintenance platform, and its extensibility has spawned several different variants, including police prisoner transports, and mining support vessels. It comes as standard with two light PBC guns for meteorite defense. It's also been reported that some dissident groups are bolting on missile launchers, effectively turning the ship into a missile boat.