|Maximum Crew||1 person|
|Mass (empty)||20–22 t|
|Cargo Capacity||0-4 t|
|Upgrade Capacity [?]||4-6|
|Max Power Plant Size [?]||3-4|
|Main Thrusters [?]||1× TR4|
|Factory Engine||1× TR3 or TR4|
|Maneuvering Thrusters [?]||8× TR2|
|Factory Maneuvering Thrusters||4× Anvil Aerospace Flex MK2|
4× Anvil Aerospace Joint MK2
|Shield||Gorgon Defender AllStop FR|
|2×||Class 1||Class 1 Weapon Systems|
|2×||Class 2||Class 2 Weapon Systems|
|2×||Class 3||Class 3 Weapon Systems|
|2-4×||Class 4||Class 4 Weapon Systems|
|Additional Equipment||N/A or Stor-All Big Box (model H)|
The Hornet is available in a Civilian and a Military Version.
The Hornet F7A is the Military version of the Hornet. It is equipped with military spec components and is ready for any fight.
The Hornet F7C is the Civilian version of the Hornet. It is heavily redesigned to fit non-military components. But it still is a robust fighter.
The Hornet F7C-R is a Civilian version of the Hornet that is equipped with an advanced sensor suite. It is the tracker version of the normal Hornet.
The Hornet F7C-S is a Civilian version of the Hornet that is equipped with equipment and a hull that resist, deflect, and absorb sensor readings for "stealth". The F7C-S is also painted solid black and uses an engine that produces less visible light, making it hard to see visibly as well.
The Hornet F7C-M is a Civilian version of the Hornet that is equipped as closely to mil-spec as possible. It is only slightly varied from the F7A in that it has an extra seat and includes a jump drive standard.
The Hornet is the civilian version of the F7A Hornet flown off of the elite Bengal carrier Vanguard of the UEE Navy. While not outfitted for long range runs, the Hornet can take her share of hits… and dish out a consistent, powerful response. The Hornet may be uglier than anything from Origin’s lineup, but pilots love them for their rugged reliability.
NOTE: On the military version of the Hornet the two Class 4 hardpoints are utilized by a Ball Turret with twin Laser Gatlings and a Canard Turret with twin Neutron Guns. The Ball Turret takes 4 Upgrade Slots (It's a ball turret or the decent size cargo hold).
|“||The Hornet (which will be a little different than the military one) is the one you'll want if you want to focus on dog fighting and maneuverability vs. trading or being an all around ship. It can still haul cargo but not so much with an additional module and its really set up more as a mercenary / bounty hunter / escort style ship.||”|
From official pledge description: High-end ship focused towards dogfighting/combat.
The Hornet has one 4-rated vectored main engine thruster, four 2-rated flex maneuvering jets (with the front two also performing retro duties) on the top and four 2-rated jointed thrusters on the bottom.
- F-71 Stiletto
- ML3B Freij
- Liberty Defender
- (36.1MB PDF download)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Citizen Ships Development Document (Note: Page is temporarily inaccessible on the RSI website)
|Manufacturer||Musashi Industrial & Starflight Concern|
|Secondary Focus||Long-Range Exploration|
|Maximum Crew||2 persons|
|Mass (empty)||26,000 Kg|
|Cargo Capacity||51.84 Standard Cargo Units|
|Upgrade Capacity [?]||10|
|Max Power Plant Size [?]||5|
|Factory Power Plant||GNP Tonnerre-00|
|Main Thrusters [?]||2× TR5|
|Factory Engine||ArcCorp Arc Duo 400 (TR4)|
|Maneuvering Thrusters [?]||8× TR2|
|Factory Maneuvering Thrusters||8× MISC XiTech|
|Max Shield [?]||5|
|Shield||Beijing Company GH-146m (3)|
|4×||Class 2||2× Behring Mk VI laser cannon|
(2 additional available)
|2×||Class 3||2× Behring Executioner twin (underwing)|
|1×||Class 5||1× Behring M5A twin turret|
|Additional Equipment||Tarsus Leaper Jump Engine|
MISC is known for producing efficient, modular, middle-of-the-road ships, primarily transports of different sizes. Freelancers are used as long haul merchant ships by major corporations, but they are just as frequently repurposed as dedicated exploration vessels by independent captains who want to operate on the fringes of the galaxy. Don’t let some of the alien technology in the cockpit surprise you: the Freelancer’s design owes several of its internal systems to a lend-lease deal with the Xi’An.
The Freelancer follows the MiSC-HI concept of extreme modularity on a smaller, more distinctive hull. Initially marketed as an efficient long-haul merchant ship for private enterprises, the Freelancer quickly became the ship of choice for dedicated explorers. With the range of a transport plus room to install advanced scanning and jump technology, Freelancers have enabled their captains to chart a number of new jump points in recent years. With a noted engine upgrade capacity and the ability to maneuver better than any other dedicated transport ship, it is no wonder the Freelancer’s roles continue to expand.
It can also be said of the Freelancer that it has inspired more debate than any other spacecraft on the market. Detractors claim the hull is unattractive, that the cockpit’s field of view is unnecessarily limiting and that on paper it is not suited to the roles it has expanded to fill. Freelancer’s supporters, however, are equally dedicated to the ship. They argue vehemently that the ship is the secret of their business success: that rare cost-effective ship that fulfills many of the same roles as the RSI Constellation, but requiring far fewer crew.
In some sense, the Freelancer image has begun to appear at odds with that of MISC itself: dashing space captains charting new frontiers on a wing and a prayer versus heavily organized corporate governance. The truth is, the Freelancer project would not exist without that governance. Every aspect that makes the design popular for independent pilots was carefully researched, analyzed, tested and produced. From the optimal radar package placement to the vacuumform cupholders, the components of the Freelancer went through hundreds of thousands of man hours in an effort to produce a design that comes together seamlessly.
- (17.9MB PDF download)
|Mass (empty)||20,085 Kg |
|Cargo Capacity||4 Standard Cargo Units |
|Upgrade Capacity [?]||6|
|Max Power Plant Size [?]||3|
|Factory Power Plant||ACOM StarHeart III|
|Main Thrusters [?]||1× TR4|
|Factory Engine||Hammer Propulsion HE 5.3 (TR3)|
|Maneuvering Thrusters [?]||12× TR1|
|Factory Maneuvering Thrusters||10× Origin Scalpel Precision|
2× Origin Omni Precision
|Shield||Gorgon Defender AllStop|
|2×||Class 1||2× A&R Omnisky VI laser cannons|
|1×||Class 2||Nothing equipped|
|2×||Class 3||Nothing equipped|
All ships in the 300 series are built with the focus on comfort.
- A&R Omnisky laser cannons
- Gorgon Defender shield
- Atlas pilot's seat
- berth for longer spaceflight
- reinforced armor plating
- brushed metal hull
- retractable landing gear
- macetree rubber wheels
- industry standard attach points for every component system
- tactile response illuminated dashboard
- built-in touch panels for remote control of all subsystems
The different 300 series models are compared in a dedicated article.
Interior Design UpdateEdit
The 300i's interior is not expected to get a rework until at least the release of Arena Commander version 2.
|Manufacturer||Roberts Space Industries|
|Mass (empty)||15–18.5 t|
|Cargo Capacity||12-24 Standard Cargo Units|
|Upgrade Capacity [?]||2–4|
|Main Thrusters [?]||1× TR2 or TR3|
|Maneuvering Thrusters [?]||8× TR1|
|2×||Class 1||Class 1 Weapons Systems|
|1×||Class 3||Class 3 Weapons Systems|
Aurora is an affordable ship produced by Roberts Space Industries. This single-seater designed in 2943 is liked for its versatility as it can be modified to serve a wide range of purposes. The manufacturer is well aware of this and offers the Aurora in five different models, each intended for a specific use.
Most pilots move up from an Aurora as quickly as their credit accounts allow… but a select few regard flying this venerable spacecraft as a badge of honor!
Aurora Variants Edit
All models sport a nanocarbon body and the proprietary IDAssess software for the sensors.
The Aurora Essential is the cheapest model. It only has a TR2 engine, unlike the other models. Its basic shield and no pre-installed equipment in the hardpoints make it an affordable ship for basic exploration. The upgrade capacity of 4 make it an easily modifiable ship matched only by the most expensive deluxe Aurora model (LX) with regards to modifiability.
This is the more combat-ready version of the Aurora. The Marque comes equipped with two M3A laser cannons enhanced with a high quality gun cooling system. It has a reasonably strong TR3 engine for its low weight. It can be used for interdiction.
The Clipper model is predestined for light mercantile and transport use. It has a slightly weaker and smaller engine than the other models but has enough room for an extra bulk cargo pod which doubles the cargo capacity to 36 Freight Units. The Clipper can be optionally upgraded with a jump scanner for easier navigation during long cargo hauls.
This is a more heavily-armed version of the Aurora dedicated to combat duties. It is used by milita forces and as a light patrol craft. The Legionnaire is the heaviest of all Aurora models. It uses a very powerful engine with a level 2 overdrive, a good shield, and is pre-equipped with weapons better than the Marque model.
This is the Deluxe  version of the Aurora. It has powerful engines with a level 1 overdrive, a good shield, offensive weapons, and a high upgrade capacity which make up for its high price. The LX can be easily modified to individual needs. It is often used for exploration and light mercantile.
- The original: (11.4MB PDF download)
- Updated verison: (21.1MB PDF download)
In Game Edit
The Aurora is, through a very loose definition, the first flyable "Multi crew" ship in Star Citizen, as an ejected pilot can board the ship and enter the bed, while the pilot remains flying. This was discovered by pilots Edward Teller and Victor Gravit, and can be seen in a fan-made video.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 (with updates as of May 21, 2014)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Star Citizen Ships Development Document (Note: Page is temporarily inaccessible on the RSI website)
- ↑ (11.4MB PDF download)
|Manufacturer||Roberts Space Industries|
|Maximum Crew||4-5 persons (depending on variant)|
|1 Hangar||P-52 Merlin Close range fighter|
|Mass (empty)||75 t|
|Cargo Capacity||35 t|
|Upgrade Capacity [?]||20|
|Hull Construction||Carbon nanotube|
|Max Power Plant Size [?]||6|
|Factory Power Plant||Wei-Tek HFR2 Plus (S5, Q2, HD/HO)|
|Top Speed||400 kps|
|Main Thrusters [?]||4× TR6|
|Factory Engine||Hammer Propulsion HE 5.5 (TR5, Q2, HE/HO)|
|Maneuvering Thrusters [?]||8× TR3|
|Factory Maneuvering Thrusters||8× Hydra Propulsion M3-150|
|Max Shield [?]||6|
|Shield||Behring 6S7A (S5, Q2, Box, Hard)|
|4×||Class 2||4x size 4 (Nacelle) - 4x Behring M5A laser (S3, Q1)|
|6×||Class 3||2x size 4, 4x Custom - 2x (8x size 4 Missile Racks + 16 size 5 Missiles)|
|2×||Class 5||2x size 4 - 2x (S4, Q2, Laser Repeater, Twin Turret)|
|Additional Equipment||RSI Jump Engine|
When you think handsome bounty hunter making his own way in a galaxy of enemies, you think the Constellation. The Constellation, a multi-person freighter, is the most popular ship in RSI’s current production array. Constellations are beloved by smugglers and merchants alike because they are modular, high powered… and just downright iconic-looking. The Constellation includes a manned turret, a large cargo area and a small flight deck capable of launching a snub fighter in its own defense..
|“||The Constellation would serve as an adequate bomber (it is a space superiority ship, after all) ...||”|
The Aquila is the exploration-focused variant of the Constellation line. It comes with a redesigned cockpit for extra visibility, an advanced sensor package, a P-52 Merlin, and an Ursa rover used for planet-side exploration.
The luxury variant of the Constellation, the Phoenix, comes with a completely redesigned interior, a sensor-dampened area for discrete cargo storage, a Lynx rover, and the Kruger P-72 Archimedes fighter.
The Taurus is the freight-focused variant, consisting of only the most basic of configuration and an expanded cargo hold, at the expense of a Snub Fighter dock and powerplant size.
The Phoenix variant comes with P-72 Archimedes, instead, though any Constellation with the snub fighter deck is capable of operating one.
Cygnus was an early name for one of the Constellation variants.
This was renamed the Phoenix variant.[source?]