10 ton Ship's Boat (Civilian Spaceship)

This ship's boat is equipped with modular connections, and can be used with any of the TL8 modular spacecraft designs. Intended only for landing and other short operations, it has insufficient armor for long term radiation protection for the crew. The life support system can be switched from providing for the entire interior to providing only for the crew accommodations. In the former mode, the batteries are sufficient to provide 4.4 hours of power, in the latter mode, 24 hours. In either case, vacc suits are recommended as a safety back-up for the crew. Solar cells are sufficient to operate the electronics indefinitely. Rocket fuel will provide one hour of full thrust. This is not sufficient for takeoff from a large dense atmosphere planet with a full cargo load.

[Designed from rules in Challenge#45]

CraftID: Ship's Boat, TL8, MCr2.86
Hull: 9/23, Disp=10, Config=1AFM, Armor=10C, Loaded=76.9t, Unloaded=15.7t
Power: 1/2, SolarCells=.046MW, Batteries=1.2MW-hr, Duration=Special
Loco: 1/2, Rocket=90t, MaxAccel=1.17G, Duration=1hr
Comm: Radio=Continental
Sensors: Radar=VDist(50km), ActObjScan=Difficult, ActObjPin=Difficult
Control: Computer Mod0bis*3, 23*ElecLink
Accom: Crew=2 (Pilot, optional copilot), Passengers=4, Seats=Roomy*6, Env=basic env, basic ls
Other: Fuel=57.6kl (Cryogenic), Cargo=41kl, ObjSize=Small, EmLevel=Avg

Author: R.S.Dean