Endeavor

MODIFIED ORPHEUS-CLASS INTERPLANETARY SURVEY SHIP (TL10)

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This fusion drive-propelled vessel carries manned scientific expeditions to the outer planets and moons in the solar system, or to the icy bodies of the Kuiper Belt. It has an onboard chemical refinery for processing fuel at the destination. It uses an unstreamlined 3,000-ton hull (SM +9) 200 feet long.

(This modified version has replaced a couple systems with extra fuel tanks and uses a standard fusion rocket instead of a high thrust one for increased delta-V / range at the expense of rapid acceleration.)

Front Hull System
1 Metallic Laminate Armor (dDR 15).
2 Habitat (eight labs, three offices, and robofac minifac).
3 Fuel Tanks (150 tons hydrogen with 72 mps delta-V each).
4 Science Array (comm/sensor 10).
5 Habitat (five cabins with total life support, two gyms, four-bed automed sickbay, 10 tons cargo).
6 Fuel Tanks (150 tons hydrogen with 72 mps delta-V each).
Core Control Room (C8 computer, comm/sensor 8, and six control stations).
Central Hull System
1 Metallic Laminate Armor (dDR 15).
2-4 Fuel Tanks (150 tons hydrogen with 72 mps delta-V each).
5! Chemical Refinery (50 tons/hour).
6 Engine Room (two workspaces).
Rear Hull System
1 Metallic Laminate Armor (dDR 15).
2-3 Fusion Rocket Engines (0.005G acceleration each).
4-6 Fuel Tanks (150 tons hydrogen with 72 mps delta-V each).
Core Fusion Reactor (de-rated, one Power Point).

It has spin gravity (0.15G). The typical complement consists of six control crew, one medic, and two technicians.

PILOTING/TL10 (LOW-PERFORMANCE SPACECRAFT)

TL Spacecraft dST/HP Hnd/SR HT Move LWt. Load SM Occ dDR Range Cost
10 Orpheus-class 100 -3/5 13 0.01G/576 mps 3,000 11 +9 10ASV 15 0 $147.7M

Attached to the Endeavor is a Condor Space Plane.

Endeavor

Transhuman Space Garrion