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KiS-2408es Escape Pod

Ketsurui Fleet Yards' Type KiS-2408es escape pods, each able to hold up to four people, are capable of sustaining life for 72 hours and contain 36 standard Star Army Field Rations, Type 29, 72 gallons of Water, a WickedArms TA-17 Survival Kit , and a WickedArms TA-13 Field Surgery Kit . The pods also have a stasis function, and can support their occupants in stasis for over a century. Each pod contains a homing device, but it must be manually activated. The pods will automatically put themselves into a safe descent if there is a planet nearby (rather than burning up in the atmosphere).


Date entered service: YE 24

By YE 26, this model of escape pod began to be phased out in favor of improved designs such as the Ke-XS-2600es; however, the escape pods already in service on ships were not replaced.

The obsolesce of the KiS-2408es escape pods was moved further in YE 29 when the Star Army introduced the Ke-S3-X2900 Escape Pod, which was capable of faster-than-light travel.

In YE 34, over 150 million escape pods of this type were removed from scuttled ships at Scrapyard System and used to provide shelter to evacuees of the former United Outer Colonies region. The pods were placed on Hanako's World and on Anisa.

At the start of YE 42, there were still 51,185,500 escape pods of this model sitting at the Sakura Fleet Depot, 54,000 at Nataria Fleet Depot, and 4,800 at Virginia Fleet Depot. Additionally, some were still in use aboard their original starships.


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Article by Wes.

Products & Items Database
Product Categoriessmall craft
Product NameEscape Pod (KiS-2408es)
ManufacturerKetsurui Fleet Yards
Year ReleasedYE 24

stararmy/small_craft/kis-2408es.txt · Last modified: 2023/03/17 15:42 by wes