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A Laboratory Ship is a vessel dedicated to scientific pursuits.

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


Description (Specifications)[edit]

Research is an unending pursuit in the Imperium. A constant effort to understand the universe produces more than understanding; it creates products, markets, jobs, and profits. As a result, the research efforts of individuals and corporations are constantly moving forward.

Given many continuing research projects, it is only natural that mobile research platforms be designed and made available at reasonable prices. The Laboratory ship is one example.

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

They typically serve the following roles:

  • Scientific Research
  • VIP transport

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Lab Ships typically serve the following roles:

  1. Lab Ship
  2. Research Cruiser
  3. Research Scout
  4. Researcher
  5. Science Scout

Supraclass Archetypes[edit]

LS-class Laboratory Ship Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
Science Vessel L (Namesake) Nostrii class Science Scout None
Laboratory Ship LS Lavalier class Laboratory Ship None

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It should be noted that some "Laboratory Ships" are converted from other designs. Though not sometimes as advanced or capable as ships designed for specific tasks or research areas they are none the less research capable ships. Converting some ships over to lease out as research ships can be profitable.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Some of the best known and most widely produced versions of this ship include:
Civilian Ship - Scientific Vessel - Laboratory Ship:

  1. Type L class Laboratory Ship
    1. Calipso class Laboratory Ship
    2. Ciri class Laboratory Ship
    3. Fresnel Effect class Lab Ship
    4. Hkiyrerao class Laboratory Ship
    5. Inquiry class Lab Ship
    6. Kugashin class Laboratory Ship
    7. Kurgilash class Medical Scout
    8. Lavalier class Laboratory Ship
    9. Magellan class Lab Ship
    10. Nostrii class Science Scout

Ship Summary List[edit]

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

11 Representative Laboratory Ship (LS) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Calipso class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 12 Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ciri class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 12 I'Sred*Ni 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Discovery class Lab Ship LS 400 ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fresnel Effect class Lab Ship LS 400 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hkiyrerao class Researcher LS 400 ACS 14 Aslan Hierate 4 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Inquiry class Lab Ship LS 400 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kugashin class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1.2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Lavalier class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Magellan class Lab Ship LS X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HL class Research Cruiser LS 600 ACS X Hive Federation 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type L class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.


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