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

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
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  • Description (Specifications)[edit]

    No information yet available.

    Image Repository[edit]

    This image repository contains a selection of science vessel images:
    Type LS Laboratory Ship:

    1. A Lavalier class Laboratory Ship under spaceflight.
      Lavalier class.jpg

    Type LU Survey Ship . Survey Scout:

    1. A Ulysses class Long-Range Scout.
      J2 600 dTon Long-Range Scout.jpg
    2. A Donosev class Survey Scout heading past a sun getting ready to perform a month-long system survey.
      Donosev-Survey-Ship-CT-RESIZE-P-Jaquays-Supp-9 08-Sept-2019b.png

    Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

    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[edit]

    Science Vessels typically serve the following roles:
    Largecraft, Smallcraft & Bigcraft:

    L-class Science Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code
    Anomaly Chaser (L)
    Extended Duration Survey Vessel (LU)
    Heavy Science Ship (LH)
    Lab Ship (LS)
    Laboratory Ship (LS)
    Light Science Ship (LL)
    Nova Observation Ship (L)
    Medium Science Ship (LM)
    Observatory Ship (LS)
    Research Cruiser (LS)
    Research Pinnace (UL)
    Research Scout (L)
    Research Smallcraft (UL)
    Researcher Vessel (LS)
    Science Craft (UL)
    Science Lander (UL)
    Science Scout (L)
    Science Ship (L)
    Science Vessel (L) (Namesake)
    Survey Cruiser (LU)
    Scout Surveyor (LU)
    Small Survey Ship (LU)
    Superheavy Science Ship (LP)
    Survey Scout (LU)
    Survey Vessel (LU)
    Ultraheavy Science Ship (LT)
    Very Light Science Ship (LVL)

    Size-Class Roles for Science Vessels[edit]

    1. Science Craft (UL) (1 to 99 tons)
    2. Very Light Science Ship (LVL) (100 to 2,499 tons)
    3. Light Science Ship (LL) (2,500 to 99,999 tons)
    4. Medium Science Ship (LM) (100,000 to 249,999 tons)
    5. Heavy Science Ship (LH) (250,000 to 499,999 tons)
    6. Superheavy Science Ship (LP) (500,000 to 999,999 tons)
    7. Ultraheavy Science Ship (LT) (1,000,000 or more tons)

    Civilian Subcraft[edit]

    Civilian subcraft (...both smallcraft and bigcraft) are carried by some of these vessels:

    1. Barge (WB)
    2. Utility Craft (U)

    Supraclass Archetypal Roles[edit]

    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. [1]
    • 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. [2]
    • 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. [3]
    • U = sUrvey
    Research Smallcraft UL Boquist class Research Pinnace Research smallcraft are specialized utility craft used to conduct scientific research, laboratory experiments, science lander missions, and a variety of missions designed to support science vessels. [4]
    • U = Utility
    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)[edit]

    No information yet available.

    Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

    Civilian Ship - Science Ship - Lab Ship:

    1. Type LS class Laboratory Ship
      1. Calipso class Laboratory Ship
      2. Ciri class Laboratory Ship
      3. Discovery class Lab Ship
      4. Fresnel Effect class Lab Ship
      5. Hkiyrerao class Researcher
      6. Inquiry class Lab Ship
      7. Kugashin class Laboratory Ship
      8. Lavalier class Laboratory Ship
      9. Magellan class Lab Ship
      10. Makisha Girra class Research Vessel
      11. Sci-Can class Laboratory Ship
      12. Sci-Eye class Observatory Ship
      13. Type HL class Research Cruiser
      14. Type L class Laboratory Ship

    Civilian Ship - Science Ship - Survey Ship:

    1. Type LU class Survey Ship
      1. Baso Rita class Small Survey Ship
      2. Donosev class Survey Scout
      3. Elson class Explorer Vessel
      4. Explorer class Survey Cruiser
      5. Lintula class Survey Vessel
      6. Louis & Clark class Scout Surveyor
      7. Nostrii class Science Scout
      8. Pytheas class Exploratory Cruiser
      9. Talon class Survey Cruiser
      10. Type C class Survey Cruiser
      11. Type EDSV class Extended Duration Survey Vessel
      12. Type HX class Explorer
      13. Ulysses class Long-Range Scout
      14. VCS 889 class Survey Ship

    Civilian Ship - Research Smallcraft:

    1. Type UL class Research Smallcraft
      1. Boquist class Research Pinnace
      2. Last Armada class Survey Shuttle

    Ship Summary List[edit]

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

    1 Representative Science Vessel (L) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Type L class Laboratory Ship L 11 400 2 1 Third Imperium Yes L-DC12


    0 Representative Laboratory Ship (LS) Classes
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    0 Representative Survey Vessel (LU) Classes
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    0 Representative Research Smallcraft (UL) Classes
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