Cargo ship passing by a neutron star and a planetary system. The interstellar postal service prides itself in servicing even the most remote and dangerous regions of deep space.
The ship’s simplified design makes it easy to mass produce and maintain. The engines are weak, but it isn’t an issue for long haul transportation. Cargo vessels are usually fully automated, unless travelling through uncharted or particularly AI-unfriendly space.
Interstellar jump ship preparing for FTL near a red giant. The link drive engines in the back create a field of warped space around the ship, propelling it forward (just like in Star Trek). The rotating habitation module provides some level of comfort. Here the crew can spend their week (time it takes all link drive journeys) training, researching, gardening or resting. The shield in the front prevents any debris from damaging the ship at relativistic speeds.
The shield in the front prevents any debris from damaging the ship at relativistic speeds. In an emergency when encountering hostile vessels, it can defend from weak laser fire.
Published on January 25, 2023.
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