Deneb class Modular Starship
|Deneb class Modular Starship|
The nose and bridge of a Deneb class Modular Starship.
|Type: RC Modular Starship|
|Hull Configuration||Wedge Hull|
|Cargo||5.0 & 180.0 Cutter Modules Tons|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Quick Ship Profile||RC-CS22|
|Also see||Liner - Merchant Vessel - Modular Ship|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Reference||LSP Modular Starship 1-39.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
- It is a civilian ship, a cargo liner, and a Modular Starship.
- It is also known as the LSP Modular Starship.
- It carries very light armament and a small defensive suite.
- It ordinarily carries no subcraft, no ship's vehicles, and drones only when needed.
- It has a three sophont crew and no marines.
This technical dossier outlines Ling Standard Product’s 300 ton modular starship, The ship designed to be a multi-purpose workhorse capable of easy customisation through the changeout of standard 30 ton Cutter Modules. The ship is seem throughout the Imperium, and with its six module capacity is used in roles as diverse as military support, cargo hauling, exploration, and research. 
General Description & Deck Plans
LSP’s 300 ton ship is built to a streamlined configuration resembling a wedge, enabling the ship to land on the surface of a planet and drop off or pick up cutter modules. The Denebs have a small crew compartment in a pod at the front of the ship, housing the staterooms, computer, and bridge. Behind this pod is a framework to hold six cutter modules. A 1.5m high accessway runs from the front pod over the cutter modules to the drive section of the ship at the rear, which holds the powerplant, some fuel, maneuver drive, and jump drive. The two centerline cutter modules also attach to the underside of the accessway. Cutter Modules are slotted in place, allowing egress from one module to another all the way to the rear drive section. 
- Deck A (top) of the deck plans for a Deneb class Modular Starship.
- Deck B (middle) of the deck plans for a Deneb class Modular Starship.
- Deck C (lower) of the deck plans for a Deneb class Modular Starship.
Basic Ship Characteristics
Following the Imperial Navy and IISS Universal Ship Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (...of ten subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||300 tons. Streamlined Wedge Hull.|
|2.||Crew||3 crew: pilot, astrogator, engineer. Often runs with an additional pilot. More crew may be needed for the modules.
|3.||Performance / Engineering||Propulsion:
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Model/2 ship computer.|
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
|8.||Craft / Drones||None|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||Fueling Equipment:|
|11.||Construction Time||19 months to build, 16 months in quantity.|
Imperial Megacorp Ling Standard Products (LSP) decided that the success of its 50 ton Modular Cutter warranted a starship that utilized the tens of thousands of 30 ton cutter modules that had been built since 988. The idea was to create a starship that could be easily configured for any use by its owners, simply by swapping out modules. For instance, a modular starship with five 30 ton cargo modules could easily be converted to passenger use by swapping in one to five passenger modules. Other organizations like the Scout Service or Navies could procure a multi-role starship which could act as a tanker with 6 fuel modules, then be configured as an ATV carrier using the Vehicle modules, and then a mobile hospital by incorporating Field Hospital modules. 
In 992 LSP’s Deneb Design Directorate produced its first design, a 300 ton modular starship with Jump-2 capability and 2-G acceleration, and space for 6 standard cutter modules. The design was refined and a prototype built and flown in 997. 
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Vessel Peculiarities: The major issue with modular ships is they are never as efficient as a custom-built design, by the nature of the support systems required for the operation of each module. Nevertheless, it is felt that flexibility is more important than any other consideration in some scenarios. 
Class Naming Practice/s: Called the Deneb class after the Directorate’s location, the design was offered for sale throughout the Imperium, gathering orders in particular from research organizations, the Scout Service and local planetary navies, who saw its utility. Denebs are now seen throughout the Imperium plying trade routes as multi-role freighter/passenger ships, acting as light auxiliaries in Planetary and Colonial navies, and undertaking different missions for the Scout Service and research organizations. 
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type RC class Cargo Liner AKA Cargo Liner
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