First commission of the new year, and for the great scribe
This is one of the few non-combat vessels in his Shootingstar Universe, and despite its role, this was very hard to do because not only had I had guidelines to follow, I also needed to make the vessel meet Terran styling but at the same time look like a luxury liner.
The solution came to me in the form of the Arks in the film 2012. They to me looked like spaceships and the idea flourished from there. Another hard part was coming up with a colour scheme. This however was inspired by
ideas; we brainstormed to come up with this.
As always, please check out his page - its a wonderful world full of rich ideas
Like to hear your thought and for you spec hounds, the Cygnus' details are below.
Name: Cygnus-class commercial luxury liner
Manufacturer: Terran Interstellar Shipwrights Consortium, Lagrange Point 1, Earth orbit
Type: Interstellar commercial luxury liner
Control System: Bridge w/virtual control stations
Length: 675 meters
Width: 204 meters
Main Drive: 2 x 1.5 GW
Secondary Powerplant: 1 x 10,000 KW
Main Thrusters: 4 x Thermonuclear Fusion Engines
Acceleration: 25 kps (kilometers per second)/1.0 light year per minute (faster-than-light capability)
Onboard Sensors: Anti-collision/spatial radar, hyperspatial distortion detector, infrared/ultraviolet, lidar, low-light, magnetometer, microwaves, motion detectors, radcounter, telescope
Fixed Armament: None
Additional Armament/Compliment: 296 crew (12 flight crew, 24 maintenance crew, 260 cabin crew); 1,240 passengers, 8 shuttles
Defensive Systems: Screen deflectors
Equipment: Artificial gravity system, lifeboat system, interstellar communication system, satellite uplink, hangars (1 for shuttles/transient craft), hyperspace generator, 2 presidential/royal suites, 18 executive suites, 120 luxury cabins, 300 single suites, 400 double suites), various amenities (ball room, movie theaters, casino, pools, etc.)
Commissioned: 05/24/2869 (IS Queen Victoria)
Ships of Class: IS Queen Victoria, IS Marie Antoinette, IS Queen Anne, IS Anastasia Nikolaevna, IS Diana of Wales, IS Catherine the Great, 46 others in service.