's concepts; this time the Martian version of a Starliner.
I was inspired by the concepts of
's depiction of Martian ships for
and went along with that; the hard part was to make it work.
It took time because I wanted to make the design interesting but different from the Cygnus liner I had done earlier. I also wanted it to be striking. In the end, a bit of glare, floods and the setting of the lights made it come to pass; and the logo worked a treat
Needless to say,
is a happy bunny!
Well, comments are always welcome.
Name: Vela-class commercial medium liner
Manufacturer: Phobos shipyards, Phobos orbit, Mars (primary yard)
Type: Interstellar medium luxury liner
Control System: Bridge w/screen control stations
Length: 312 meters
Width: 106 meters
Main Drive: 1x 1.8 GW
Secondary Powerplant: 1 x 7500 KW
Main Thrusters: 2 x Thermonuclear Fusion Engines
Acceleration: 28 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: 148 crew (9 flight crew, 12 maintenance crew, 127 cabin crew); 600 passengers, 4 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, 8 executive suites, 120 luxury cabins, 120 single suites, 175 double suites), amenities (movie theater, 2 pools, zero-g recreation facility, 5 sun rooms, 5 spas, 2 dining rooms, 2 medical bays, etc.)
Commissioned: 03/20/2867 (IS Vera Lynn)
Ships of Class: IS Vera Lynn, IS Bettie Page, IS Mata Hari, IS Marilyn Monroe, IS Audrey Hepburn, IS Rosemary Clooney, IS Judy Garland, 513 others in service