Botany Bay Class Research Ship

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Highlights

Flag State: Terran Democratic Republic
Civilian Ship: No
Type: Research Ship

Key Figures

Length: 4200 m
Width: 2400 m
Height: 1800 m
# built: 12
Crew: 480 - 720
Compartment: 22 to 58

Comparative Ratings

Speed:
Strength:
Armour:

Basic Description

Description of the Ship:
The Botany Bay class starships have a particularly specialized mission statement. To provide a mobile space borne platform for scientific research of all sorts.

Construction Details

Construction Site(s): Hera Ship Yards
First Commission: Earth Date: July 11th of 2492, Hyperdate: 492.11.07
History of the Class:

The Botany Bay class starships have a particularly specialized mission statement. To provide a mobile spaceborne platform for scientific research of all sorts. The best known feature of the Botany Bay Class Research Vessel is the variable configuration capability.

The ship is a framework on which modules of different sizes, weights and shapes can be attached. This provides the ability for the ship to be on station doing their research while the next missions modules are being prepared and makes the turn around time minimal.

The static portion of the ship features a Command Center, a Central Framework with two Atmospheric Research Ships/Probe Bays, The central Framework houses the support, crew and staff quarters and living spaces. The Power and Engineering Section houses 4 Vortex I Engines as well as a sub-Vortex navigating propulsion system. The ship does have the two permanent Bays, though if needed additional Ship Bays can be attached.

The ship has the capability for extended missions depending on configuration, however the average mission is 20 to 50 months long.

Faster-than-Light Drive System

Vortex Drive Manufacturer: Vector Vortex LTD
Vortex Engine Model: Variable Geometry VECV/VECSHP-V-XII Class
Normal Cruising Speed: 3,000,005 km/sec
Emergency Speed: 5,376,000 km/sec
Maximum Speed: 5,001,295 km/sec

Sub-Light Propulsion System

Manufacturer: Vortex Engines
Model: VEC-THST-1189BAS

Special Systems

Onboard System
Name: Sensor Suite
Description of System:
Long Range Sensor Suite: (Unclassified)
  • Wide and Narrow Active EM scanners: ASC (Avran Sensors Company), Avran Prime
  • 3.0-meter Gamma Ray telescopes: Newton Optical System, Mars
  • Lifeform analysis cluster w/ DNA coding scan: Bernon Space Avionics Company, Rosebourg Prime
  • Subspace Specialized Scanners (multipurpose): Itermuon Technologies, Alpha Centauri
  • Thermal & Energy imaging Sensors: General Electric Electronics, Earth
  • Planetary Imaging and simulations Observation Sensors: Evans and Sutherlands, Alpha Centauri
  • Other sensors available to the vessel that are covered by the Intelligence Acts that are not listed
Lateral Sensors: (Unclassified)
  • 100 lateral sensor pallets are available for the ship's use as well as 35 specialized planetary sensor pallets, which allow for quick analysis of planetary and other celestial bodies.
Passive Combat Sensors:(Unclassified)
  • Active Combat Analysis Detection Grid (ACADG): Constructed by Boeing, Hera III
  • Long Range Combat & Combat Acquisition Analysis Sensors: Constructed by Ford Space Technologies, Hera III
  • Other sensors available to the vessel that are covered by the Intelligence Acts that are not listed
Active Combat Sensors:
    N/A

Defensive Systems

Countermeasures and Interceptors

Counter Measures:
Manufacturer: Omega Deflector Systems Division
Type: Anthrax Countermeasures
Range: 680,000 Km
Payload: 20 maximum: 20

Support Crafts on Board

Onboard Transport Crafts: 2
Model: Atmospheric Expeditionary Craft
Maximum Complement: 2

Main Compartments

Total Compartments: 26
Command Section
Length 135 meters | Beam 240 meters | Height 180 meters
  • 01: Main Bridge, Captain's Office, and Executive Officer's Office
  • 02: Senior Officer's Quarters and Wardroom
  • 03-06: Junior Officers' Quarters
  • 07: Med-Deck 1
  • 08: Sensor Array Monitoring II, Computer Core I
  • 09: Sensor Array Monitoring I, Computer Core II
  • 10: Weapons Missile Firing system
  • 11: Weapons Laser Turrets

Ships Central Framework Section
Length 270 meters | Beam 80 meters | Height 45 meters
  • 12: Staff Quarters
  • 13: Main Support Crafts Bay I
  • 14: Main Support Crafts Bay I
  • 15: Cargo Bays, Scientific
  • 16: Central Supply Ships Operations

Ships Propulsion and Engineering Section
Length 135 meters | Beam 240 meters | Height 180 meters
  • 17: Central Engineering, Main Computer Core, Engineering Support
  • 18: Weapons Laser Turrets
  • 19: Mess Hall
  • 20: Secondary Computer Core
  • 21: Vortex Drive
  • 22: Vortex Drive Service Entry Ports/ Sublight Propulsion and Power Production
  • 23: Vortex Maintenance and Cooling Systems
  • 24: Vortex Exhaust Pipes
  • 25: Vortex Drive
  • 26: Vortex Drive Service Entry Ports

Special Systems

Onboard System
Name: Modular Research Compartments
Description of System:

There can be up to 4 research modules attached to the ship. The modules are not designated by decks but rather by Sectors and floors. A breakdown Floor by Floor would be impossible of course as each module is "configured to order." A popular Module would be set up as such:

  • Floor 01 Division A,B and C Buffer and access to Module
  • Floor 02 Division A and B Administration and Staff offices
  • Floor 02 Division C Storage and Cargo Area
  • Floor 03 Division A and B Laboratory area
  • Floor 03 Division C Storage and Cargo Area
  • Floor 04 Division A and B Laboratory area
  • Floor 04 Division C Storage and Cargo Area
  • Floor 05 Division A and B Laboratory area
  • Floor 05 Division C Storage and Cargo Area
  • Floor 06 Division A and B Laboratory area
  • Floor 06 Division C Storage and Cargo Area
  • Floor 07 Division A and B Laboratory area
  • Floor 07 Division C Storage and Cargo Area
  • Floor 08 Division A and B Laboratory area
  • Floor 08 Division C Storage and Cargo Area
  • Floor 09 Division A and B Laboratory area
  • Floor 09 Division C Storage and Cargo Area
  • Floor 10 Emergency Medical and Quarantine access
  • Floor 11 Emergency Medical and Quarantine Area
  • Floor 12 Division 1,2 and 3 Buffer and egress to Exterior of Ship

Note: This configuration is an example and does not take into consideration the variety of projects and needs to any given mission.

The Central frame can accept up to 6 Modules the minimum dimensions would be:

Length: 200 Meters | Beam: 60 Meters | Height: 45 Meters

Maximum Dimensions:

Length: 270 Meters | Beam: 80 Meters | Height: 45 Meters

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