The Assayer is a star ship designed with more casual space faring in mind. Though it has a decently large cargo storage, it's sensor drones and sensor systems make it more suited for scientific and sightseeing trips. It comes with basic weapons systems to defend itself however.
The Assayer class was designed by Origin Industries Fleet Yards to fill the role of an affordable general purpose ship for use by civilians and scientific organizations, as opposed to their usual customers which were commercial businesses. With a focus more on recreation and science, features like a Star Gazing Lounge and improved sensor pods have been added to the ship.
The Assayer has the general shape of an angular tear drop when viewed from above, with the wider section being the front. A large nacelle is fixed to each side with almost whisker like protrusions extending from it. The under side of the ship has a third primary thruster system as well. There are entrances at the bow, port and starboard, along with many places to affix weapons littering the ship, more so than necessary so that the owner can arrange things how they want. Though the ship can be purchased in most colors, it is often advertized in an earthy green tone.
The Assayer has the following statistics:
See Damage Rating (Version 3) for an explanation of the damage system.
|One||Wardroom, Kitchen, Recreation Facility, Star gazer lounge, Armory, Life pods (3), Shuttle bay|
|Two||Drone hangar, Crew quarters(8), Infirmary Armory, Amenities, Life pods (5),|
|Three||Bridge, Captain's Quarters , VIP Rooms, Empty facility , Life pods (2)|
|Four||Shuttle bay, Engineering (3), Computer|
|Five||Shuttle bay, Life support Empty Facilities(2)|
|Six||Cargo bay, Frame bay|
Origin-type Armory: the Armory is positioned near the rear of the habitable areas, and weapons are also kept in damage control lockers throughout the ship.
The Assayer class has an Origin Deluxe Bridge positioned in the heart of the ship to prevent damage from combat.
The ship has a standard Captain's Suite positioned near the bridge.
The sixth deck of the ship is a 40x30x10meter cargo bay. It has been designed to be partitioned and re-purposed as needed, even having the capability to regulate conditions in localized portions.
The Origin Industries Standard Kitchen is placed near the Star Gazer Lounge so that meals can be eaten there if they like. A Recreational Facility is also located near the kitchen and Star Gazer Lounge.
A small hangar dedicated to drones, particularly the whisker drones. There is enough space to unfold them and do maintenance if required here. This hangar also attached directly to their launch tubes.
Since the Assayer's target customer is that of civilian companies it was decided to incorporate empty space so that the client may add whatever facilities they wanted.
There are three engineering sections, which contain access to many of the ship's vital functions. The 3 engineering sections are located by the primary propulsion systems at the sides and rear underbelly of the ship.
The Assayer class has forgone using large quantities of power armor in favor of a bay that can service roughly 10 of Origin's M8 series frames. The space can be refitted to handle Power armor or M1 M3 or M5 type frames if the owner wishes.
The ship houses a Professional Medical bay where most medical conditions could be treated.
Above the cargo storage is a shuttle bay of similar size(40x30x10m) that is used to keep and maintain shuttles and fighters.
The Assayer class has a special lounge room that is on the first deck when it is retracted. The room can raise out of the ship, leaving only a Transparent Durandium dome which lets the occupants view the stars.
The Wardroom is attached directly to the kitchen for use as a mess-hall or meeting area.
The Assayer comprises the following systems:
The ship uses a fairly typical Destiny AI - Knight for its computer systems. However the sensor system has been tweaked just a little to more easily work with "Whisker" Sensor Drone as well as process faster and more accurately.
Environmental recycling system the ERS is just a simple yet effective filtration system, which filters water and air, purifying it so it may be reused. Filters must be replaced after 6 months of continuous operation.
AC system A simple climate control system, it allows for rooms to be kept at a specific temperature. Controls are located in each room.
Unidirectional Gravitational Plating: plating on the roof emits a pseudo-gravitational field that is attracted to the plates on the floor pushing everything on the ship 'down'. This creates the false sense of gravity that permeates the ship.
The Assayer class has front facing navigational shields as well as several emitters just under the surface along the ship that produce gravitational and electromagnetic shield bubbles.