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L-class Science Vessels serve a variety of non-commercial scientific missions.

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Library Data Referral Tree

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Starship:

Description (Specifications)

No information yet available.

Image Repository

This image repository contains a selection of science vessel images:

  1. A Ulysses class Long-Range Scout.
    J2 600 dTon Long-Range Scout.jpg
  2. A Lavalier class Laboratory Ship under spaceflight.
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Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)

Like many civilian ships, science vessels are not designed for combat and their only viable strategy is to run when facing marauders or pirate vessels. Some science vessels are equipped with light defensive armament and defensive suites. Still, evasion is almost always the best plan of action.

Supraclass Roles

Science Vessels typically serve the following roles:

L-class Science Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code
Anomaly Chaser (L)
Lab Ship (LS)
Laboratory Ship (LS)
Nova Observation Ship (L)
Research Cruiser (LS)
Researcher Vessel (LS)
Research Scout (L)
Science Scout (L)
Science Ship (L)
Science Vessel (L) (Namesake)
Survey Cruiser (LU)
Scout Surveyor (LU)
Small Survey Ship (LU)
Survey Scout (LU)
Survey Vessel (LU)

Supraclass Archetypal Roles

These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

L-class Science Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
Science Vessel L (Namesake) Nostrii class Science Scout Science vessels span a vast variety of roles and missions, often possessing overlap with other classes and archetypes. Most such vessels are equipped with advanced sensors, rotating residential habitats to not interrupt sensitive gravitic components, and often experimental devices.
  • L = Laboratory
Laboratory Ship LS Lavalier class Laboratory Ship Laboratory ships are perhaps the best known of this archetype and can literally be found throughout Charted Space, often coming and going from well known universities, private research institutions, megacorporate headquarters, and Research Stations.
  • S = Science
Survey Vessel LU Donosev class Survey Scout Survey vessels tend to serve scientific roles, performing star system surveillance, nebula monitoring, star data collection, and similar roles. A Survey Vessel is an exploration vessel that ordinarily follows scout vessels in system exploration.
  • U = sUrvey
NOTES: There is semantic overlap between many of the classes and codes. Some codes organize by mission or capability, others by size and tonnage, and yet others by other characteristics.

History & Background (Dossier)

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Selected Variant Types & Classes

Civilian Ship - Science Vessel:

  1. Type L class Science Vessel
    1. TBD class Science Vessel

Ship Summary List

Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:

21 Representative Science Vessel (L) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Baso Rita class Small Survey Ship LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X
Calipso class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 12 Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ciri class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 12 I'Sred*Ni 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Donosev class Survey Scout LU 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Explorer class Survey Cruiser LU 800 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fresnel Effect class Lab Ship LS 400 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hkiyrerao class Researcher LS 400 ACS 14 Aslan Hierate 4 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Inquiry class Lab Ship LS 400 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kugashin class Laboratory Ship LS 400 13 Third Imperium 2 1.2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Lavalier class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Lintula class Survey Vessel LU 300 ACS 12 Sylean Federation 2 2 Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
TBD class Attack Boat LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Magellan class Lab Ship LS X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nostrii class Science Scout L 100 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 1.2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Starleaper class Exploration Vessel L 1,000 9 United States Space Force 1 (Fuel for 2 Jump-1) 0.83
Type C class Survey Cruiser LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HL class Research Cruiser LS X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HX class Explorer LU 200 ACS 12 Hive Federation 3 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type L class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ulysses class Long-Range Scout L 600 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
VCS 889 class Survey Ship LU 300 ACS 10 Viyard Concourse 1 5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
10 Representative Laboratory Ship (LS) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Calipso class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 12 Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ciri class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 12 I'Sred*Ni 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fresnel Effect class Lab Ship LS 400 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hkiyrerao class Researcher LS 400 ACS 14 Aslan Hierate 4 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Inquiry class Lab Ship LS 400 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kugashin class Laboratory Ship LS 400 13 Third Imperium 2 1.2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Lavalier class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Magellan class Lab Ship LS X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HL class Research Cruiser LS X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type L class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
8 Representative Survey Vessel (LU) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Baso Rita class Small Survey Ship LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X
Donosev class Survey Scout LU 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Explorer class Survey Cruiser LU 800 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Lintula class Survey Vessel LU 300 ACS 12 Sylean Federation 2 2 Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
TBD class Attack Boat LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type C class Survey Cruiser LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HX class Explorer LU 200 ACS 12 Hive Federation 3 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
VCS 889 class Survey Ship LU 300 ACS 10 Viyard Concourse 1 5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.

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