Cargo Container

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4A00/A shipping container
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Cost Cr15,000
Size 8 dtons
Type Container
Tech Level TL–10
Weight 4,000kg
loaded weight: 38,682kg
4A05/A shipping container
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Cost Cr35,000
Size 8 dtons
Type Container
Tech Level TL–10
Weight 4,000kg
loaded weight: 38,682kg
4A32/A shipping container
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Cost Cr42,000
Size 8 dtons
Type Container
Tech Level TL–10
Weight 4,195kg
loaded weight: 38,777kg
4A55/A shipping container
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Cost Cr11,000
Size 8 dtons
Type Container
Tech Level TL–10
Weight 2,268kg
loaded weight: 36,850kg
4A70/A shipping container
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Cost Cr136,000
Size 8 dtons
Type Container
Tech Level TL–10
Weight 7,960kg
loaded weight: 104,719kg
4A90/A shipping container
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Cost Cr104,000
Size 8 dtons
Type Container
Tech Level TL–10
Weight 11,515kg
loaded weight: 13,874kg

The standardized Cargo Containers are the heart of interstellar trade.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Containers come in many different types, each with a designation to distinguish the different types and uses. Designation for each container is (size)(type)/(TL). There are three sizes of containers, coded as 4A (8 tons), 4C (4 tons) or 4D (2 tons). Containers are 3 meters high by 3 meters wide, and include all doors and fittings for cargo handling equipment. The size 4A containers are 12 meters long, 4C containers are 6 meters long, and 4D containers are 3 meters long.

Cargo Container Types[edit]

Container types
Type Code Name Description
00 General Purpose A simple box with doors at both ends.
05 Sealed Same as type 00, but capable of being sealed against external atmosphere. Does not include life support or environmental controls.
32 Controlled Environment A type 05 but including environmental controls for heat and cooling. Can maintain any temperature between -35°C and 50°C. Requires external power supply, and has a 24 hour battery power supply.
50 Open Top Same as type 00, but missing the top.
55 Open Frame An open box frame with structural cross members. Used as a frame for heavy equipment. Can be covered with a flexible covering.
67 Modular A box designed to come apart into the six sides. Can be used as a type 00, type 50, or type 55, or folded flat for shipment. Four flat containers can be shipped in the space of one assembled container.
70 Tank A type 55 with a tank for transporting liquids or gasses in bulk.
90 Habitat A modular office, building component, or habitat. Provides full life support and cramped cabin quarters. Requires external power supply for life support, and has a 24 hour battery supply.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Containers are constructed at TL–5 to TL–15, with little variation in weight or cost.

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