|Deneb - Medium freighter|
|Hull Mass||175 t|
|Cargo capacity||360 t|
|Crew||min. 2||max. 3|
|Hyperdrive mount||yes||Default class: 4|
|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: -|
|Atmo. shield mount||yes|
|Atmo. pressure limit||5.7 atm|
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 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".