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Deneb - Medium freighter Ship class medium freighter.png
File:Deneb silhouette.png

Manufacturer Albr Corp
Ship statistics
Price 424,104 Cr
Hull Mass 175 t
Capacity 430 t
Cargo capacity 360 t
Crew min. 2 max. 3
Hyperdrive mount yes Default class: 4
Scoop mounts 2
Max cabins 50
Weapon mounts 2
Max missiles 2
Fuel tank capacity 225 t
Exhaust Velocity 23,900 km/s
deltaV empty: 19,758 km/s full: 7,557 km/s
Forward acceleration empty: 2.1 G full: 2.06 G
Reverse acceleration empty: 1.81 G full: 1.41 G
Up acceleration empty: 2 G full: 1.76 G
Down acceleration empty: 1.3 G full: 1.35 G
Lateral acceleration empty: 1.3 G full: 1.35 G
Angular acceleration empty: - full: -
Atmospheric characteristics
Atmo. shield mount yes
Atmo. pressure limit 5.7 atm
Lift coefficient 0.81
Aerodynamic stability 2.1
Frontal drag 0.08
Sideways drag 0.25
Top drag 0.89


The Deneb was designed as a low cost, no frills, atmospheric capable shuttle for ferrying goods (or passengers if the cargo hold is pressurised and seats fitted) from a planet's surface to orbital stations or large cargo ships in a low orbit and vice versa.

Its large cargo bay doors allow it to be loaded / unloaded quickly, meaning less time spent docked between trips.

The Deneb is not a fast ship but its engine is very fuel efficient and reliable. Couple this with the fact that it can glide from a low orbit to a planet’s surface using virtually no fuel, even landing at larger airports runways, make this ship a very attractive purchase for independent courier companies on a tight budget.

Improvements and changes

Later versions were fitted with crew cabins allowing the Deneb to be used for longer inter-planetary trips. This also allowed the Deneb to be fitted with a hyperdrive for inter-system travel.

With longer travel distances and slow acceleration, the Deneb became a preferred target for pirates, so a gun point was also added and 8 missile slots making it a risky target for all but the most determined pirates.

Other uses

Other common aftermarket configurations include:

  • Lush cabins fitted for use as an executive shuttle
  • Sensor arrays and science labs fitted for deep space research missions

The military has also been known to fit long range ECM / jamming / sensing equipment for "electronic warfare" roles and fitting multi missile launchers to turn the Deneb into a "missile boat".