Deep Space Miner

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Deep Space Miner - Medium freighter Ship class heavy freighter.png
Manufacturer Haber Corporation
Ship statistics
Price 2,676,331 Cr
Hull Mass 1,380 t
Capacity 3,900 t
Cargo capacity 3,100 t
Crew min. 5 max. 12
Hyperdrive mount yes Default class: 9
Scoop mounts 2
Max cabins 50
Weapon mounts 2
Max missiles 4
Fuel tank capacity 2,700 t
Exhaust Velocity 12,900 km/s
deltaV empty: 13,984 km/s full: 5,328 km/s
Forward acceleration empty: 1 G full: 0.58 G
Reverse acceleration empty: 0.51 G full: 0.16 G
Up acceleration empty: 0.51 G full: 0.16 G
Down acceleration empty: 0.51 G full: 0.16 G
Lateral acceleration empty: 0.51 G full: 0.11 G
Angular acceleration empty: - full: -
Atmospheric characteristics
Atmo. shield mount yes
Atmo. pressure limit 2 atm
Lift coefficient 0
Aerodynamic stability 0.15
Frontal drag 1.1
Sideways drag 1.1
Top drag 1.1


The Deep Space Miner is a large transport and mining vessel. It was developed for several rich mining industrialists from the 3090s until the late 3100s by Haber Corporation. The Deep Space Miner was intended to be the flagship for a new series of heavy transporters but it failed to gain popularity because pirates saw them as easy pickings. For this reason they often required escorts, severely hampering their efficiency. As the shielding technology developed, large transport ships could use strong, affordable shields, and the Deep Space Miner gained popularity again in the 3170s. Today, the Deep Space Miner is a wanted ship because it can carry a lot of cargo and is quite affordable, and has been produced in massive numbers for any purpose.

Improvements and changes

With time, the early versions of the shielding devices were replaced by more advanced shields. Especially the shielding electronics were improved to withstand cosmic rays better and allow better reliability. The Low Impact Shielding (LIS) was replaced by the more modern Sirius III-Shielding devices in the early 3160s. Later, in the middle of the 3170, the shielding technology made a huge step forward with the invention of the Quantum plasma effect. Today nearly all DeepSpaceMiners use this technology. Because several companies are producing the DeepSpaceMiner in license, the manufacturer of the shielding device can vary while the strength remains the same.

Other uses

Because of its size, the DeepSpaceMiner is capable of carrying huge masses and a lot of equipment. Therefore the first production line was especially built for mining activities. Today they are used as huge freighters, often stand-alone. Modified versions are used as homes, hotels and VIP transports.