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Old June 25th, 2010, 03:40 PM
E.D.Quibell E.D.Quibell is offline
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This is my TL10 System probe that got bounced around on the TML last year. It's one ton at TL10, and I know you are a TL15 guy, so you could probably get it down considerably lower if you wished. In MT Navigation and Survey can both be used as (Sensor Ops (-1)) which is why it's not needed to run the sensors.

Scot Class System Probe
Designed and copyright by Ewan Quibell 2009-10-27
Updated 2009-12-20

CraftID: Probe, Type QN, TL10, MCr10.1166, UPP=AFx53x
Hull: 1/2, Disp=1, Config=0USL, Armour=40E, Unloaded=18.969 tons, Loaded=19.542 tons
Power: 1/2, Fusion=4.8Mw, Duration=47.38/142.14
Loco: 1/2, LowPowerH-GravTrust=40 ton, NOE=n.a., Cruise=900 kph, Top=1200 kph, MaxAccel=2G, Agility=0
Comm: Radio=System, Laser=System, Interface=Brain
Sensors: PassiveEMS=Sub Stellar, ActiveEMS=Far Orbit ActObjScan=Rout, ActObjPin=Rout, PasEngScan=Form
Off: Hardpoints=1
Def: DefDM=+2
Control: Robot Brian x2, Panel=Computer linked x2
Brain: CPU=Linear x15, Parallel x35, Storage=Standard x30 FundLogic=LowData, FundCmd=LimitedBasic, Software= Communications-1, Navigation-2, Prospecting-2, Ships Boat-1, Survey-2,
Accom: None
Other: Cargo=0 klitres, Fuel=8.187 klitres ObjSize=Small, EmLevel=Faint
Comment: Construction Time=8 weeks single, 6 weeks multiple

The Scot Class System Probes are the latest design for the Home County Scouts, and are built by Yorin Corporation. The autonomous probes are designed to be sent out across systems to survey planetary bodies while the mother craft is undergoing other duties. The Scots are piloted by the built in robot brains. The brains are in primary, back-up mode with the master brain functioning while the other is in hot standby in case of failure. All data is duplicated to the back-up which will take over instantly in the event of failure of the master. Sensor data is continually recorded and analyzed. Data can be stored on board or transmitted to the mother ship as required.
Being completely autonomous the number of probes that can be run simultaneously is only limited by the supervisorís capacity to oversee them. Scout protocol is that no more than 7 probes should be run by one supervisor.
The probe has 2G acceleration out to 10 diameters from any planetary body, dropping off to 1G in open space.
With the expense of the probes and Home County having been quite extensively surveyed already very few probes have been produced to date. All Scot class system probes are produced in the Yorin factories on Home.
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