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Default Inflatable Space Lifepod

The Inflatable Lifepod is a compact but easily deployed emergency escape device. A section of hull plate is outfitted with release clamps or explosive bolts. Underneath it sits the lifepod, a disc-shaped heat shield bonded to a fabric envelope neatly folded around an elongated docking collar. The docking collar is mated to an air-tight hatch with umbilical connections in the interior of the ship - usually alarmed.

When triggered, the hull plate is released and tanks of quick-setting expanding foam fill the fabric envelope, inflating it into a conical shape. The interior is slightly smaller than the exterior but can hold up to six crew members. The bell of the lifepod is a padded floor with straps and hatches to access basic supplies, six hostile environment kits, and six escape balls. Straps also run from the docking collar to the padded floor. A web hammock is available to string in front of the simple control panel located above the docking collar.

The simple operator console has basic pre-programmed maneuvers and an emergency beacon that can be activated separately.

Extensive testing shows the inflatable lifepod can withstand micro-meteors and minor debris.

Lifepod can remain attached to the hull as a survival room or can be launched using maneuvering rockets built into the docking collar. At no point attempt re-entry with the lifepod still attached to the hull! The Lifepod is outfitted with parachutes for atmospheric landing.

Basically, the lifepod is a steerable six-man escape ball with a heat shield.
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