Daedalus

A Javelin class Am-capable high speed cargo transport, the Daedalus is the property of ex-Templar Captain John West. The workhorse of a shady courier service run out of the Australian outback in a nearby pocket universe, the Daedalus is frequently far from Earth, and often under the command of John’s executive officer and co-pilot, Naomi.

Designed to haul moderate amounts of cargo incredibly long distances at incredibly high speeds, the Javelin class is equipped with the most efficient engines and non-organic power plant designed to date. The ship generates artificial gravity by acceleration, and can sustain a 0.5g burn for upwards of six hours. The type is incredibly nimble in a vacuum, though maneuverability in atmosphere is extremely limited. While the advanced RCS system provides a degree of ground effect and the capability to turn on a dime at extremely low speeds, the ship has an atmospheric turning radius of hundreds of kilometers at any significant speed – a maneuverability that decreases exponentially on approach to escape velocity.

The Daedalus can achieve and sustain escape velocity with a crew of six and a cargo the approximate size and mass of an Abrams main battle tank. The ship is very lightly armored and is equipped with two aft-facing torpedo tubes and two forward-facing projectile cannon for defense.

Crew positions : Pilot/navigator, co-pilot/navigator, flight engineer/weapons officer, communications/electronics officer, two cargo handlers. All crew are seated on the bridge during atmospheric entry/exit.

Terran equivalents: Less capacity than a C5 Galaxy though roughly the same size. Bigger than a C-17. Faster than a Sr-71 and handles like a brick in atmosphere.

Daedalus-related Glossary Topics

  • Compartment A3
    Compartment A3

    Compartment A3 – the rec area – is the living room and kitchen of the Daedalus. The compartment provides access to the bathroom, the spacesuit locker, the cargo transfer lock and the central corridor....

  • Compartment A4
    Compartment A4

    Due to ongoing maintenance issues with the seals in the neighboring Compartment A5, Compartment A4 functions as the primary airlock of the Daedalus.

  • Compartment A5
    Compartment A5

    Aboard the Daedalus, compartment A5 is the Cargo Transfer Lock – the intersection between the cargo bay and the pressurized top deck of the ship. It also provides direct access to the reactor and...