Exatar class Ramscoop Jumpship
|Exatar class Ramscoop Jumpship|
Published, canon starship design.
|Type: ZP Experimental Vessel|
|Also see||Special Mission Ship|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
No information yet available.
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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|4.||Electronics||Model TBD fib computer.|
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
|7.||Defenses||No information yet available.
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
The test ship Exatar was designed in -248 as a ramscoop jumpship. A ramscoop jumpship is designed to gather interstellar hydrogen before and after a jump - in theory, if such a ship could operate efficiently, it would never need to refuel at a starport or gas giant - having essentially limitless range. The disadvantage of such a ship is that it takes many weeks of constant acceleration on maneuver drive to gather enough hydrogen for a jump. See Exatar Project.
The first tests of the Exatar in and around the Confederacy were moderately successful, and two more ships, the Macnamara and Esdyla, were started in -241.
Unfortunately, the building yards on the moon of Sketola (Core 0622) were captured during the first stages of the Confederacy Civil War, and the rebels destroyed the two new ships in their stocks. The rebels captured the Exatar intact and used it as a spy ship throughout the conflict; it was decommissioned shortly after the end of hostilities.
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