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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:
Starship:

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)
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. Type HL class Research Cruiser
    11. 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. Type C class Survey Cruiser
    8. Type HX class Explorer
    9. Ulysses class Long-Range Scout
    10. 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:

24 Representative Science Vessel (L) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Baso Rita class Small Survey Ship LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
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.
Donosev class Survey Scout LU 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Elson class Explorer Vessel LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Explorer class Survey Cruiser LU 800 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 1 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.
Lintula class Survey Vessel LU 300 ACS 12 Sylean Federation 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Louis & Clark class Scout Surveyor LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Magellan class Lab Ship LS X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nostrii class Science Scout L 100 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 1.2 No 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 No
Type C class Survey Cruiser LU 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 HX class Explorer LU 200 ACS 12 Hive Federation 3 3 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.
Ulysses class Long-Range Scout LU 600 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
VCS 889 class Survey Ship LU 300 ACS 10 Viyard Concourse 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Worldbooker class Survey Ship LU 400 ACS 14 Third Imperium 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.


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.


11 Representative Survey Vessel (LU) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Baso Rita class Small Survey Ship LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Donosev class Survey Scout LU 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Elson class Explorer Vessel LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Explorer class Survey Cruiser LU 800 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Lintula class Survey Vessel LU 300 ACS 12 Sylean Federation 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Louis & Clark class Scout Surveyor LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type C class Survey Cruiser LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HX class Explorer LU 200 ACS 12 Hive Federation 3 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ulysses class Long-Range Scout LU 600 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
VCS 889 class Survey Ship LU 300 ACS 10 Viyard Concourse 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Worldbooker class Survey Ship LU 400 ACS 14 Third Imperium 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.


2 Representative Research Smallcraft (UL) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Boquist class Research Pinnace UL 40 Smallcraft X Third Imperium 0 X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Last Armada class Survey Shuttle UL 60 Smallcraft 11 Terran Confederation 0 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


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