Lunar Shuttle

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Lunar Shuttle - Light passenger shuttle Ship class medium passenger shuttle.png
File:Lunar Shuttle silhouette.png

Manufacturer Haber Corporation
Ship statistics
Price 35,002 Cr
Hull Mass 30 t
Capacity 30 t
Cargo capacity 30 t
Crew min. 1 max. 4
Hyperdrive mount yes Default class: 0
Scoop mounts 2
Max cabins 20
Weapon mounts 1
Max missiles 1
Fuel tank capacity 25 t
Exhaust Velocity 7,900 km/s
deltaV empty: 4,788 km/s full: 2,752 km/s
Forward acceleration empty: 1.89 G full: 1.67 G
Reverse acceleration empty: 1.8 G full: 1.19 G
Up acceleration empty: 3 G full: 1.19 G
Down acceleration empty: 1.4 G full: 0.81 G
Lateral acceleration empty: 1.4 G full: 0.81 G
Angular acceleration empty: - full: -
Atmospheric characteristics
Atmo. shield mount yes
Atmo. pressure limit 3.5 atm
Lift coefficient 0
Aerodynamic stability 0.4
Frontal drag 0.87
Sideways drag 0.89
Top drag 0.97


The LunarShuttle was built in the 3170's as an alternative to large tourist ships. These little shuttles were built for local transport between planets in a single star system. As a result of this it hasn't a hyperdrive mount. Due to its size it can land practically everywhere. Because of the low buy and maintenance costs and its comfortable interior it became very popular, especially for inhabitants of local star systems who wanted to travel further afield but lacked interest, budget or both to discover more of the galaxy. Pirate are not attacking those ships very often because it has mounts for two guns and is often unrentable as target. Today the LunarShuttles are often used by taxi companies and for local tourist flights. There are cases known that poor people from planets built up a local buissiness and became interstellar traders after making enough money.

Improvements and changes

Over the time the exterior stayed the same while the interior changed a bit. Newer ships have more comfortable and ergonomic seats, the controls became a bit easier to handle. Cheap upgrade kits are the reason why there are nearly no ships without these new improvements present on the market.

Other uses

The Sol Federation used some LunarShuttles as light, comfortable, two-manned escort and patrol ship.