Registered Name: Kestrel
Registered Owner: Solidarity Online
Captain: Willhelmina and Riana
Manufacturer: Quark Industries
Construction Shipyard: Utopia Planitia
Launch Date: September 1st, 3039
Make: Medium Shuttle
Centerline: 78 feet
Beam: 22 feet (fusilage), 63 feet (wing-tip to wing-tip)
Dry Weight: 24,000 pounds
Passenger Capacity: 2
Cargo Capacity: 1,500 pounds
Sub-Luminal Drive Type: Twin Ion
Super-Luminal Drive Type: Traction
Sub-Luminal Cruising Velocity: 57,000 MPH
Sub-Luminal Maximum Velocity: 65,000 MPH
Super-Luminal Cruising Velocity: 1.5c
Super-Luminal Maximum Velocity: Theoretically unlimited
Mean Earth-Luna Trip Time: 3.5 hours
The Kestrel is a small, sleek, silver shuttle that Solidarity Online commissioned for, and assigned to, Willhelmina and Riana for use in their duties as couriers for the company. The ship is capable of comfortably accommodating three people, but could handle as many as six if the need arose and comfort was not a concern.
It looks like a bird of prey, with a hooked nose just below the forward viewport and dramatically forward-swept wings that curve down from the top of the ship’s mid section. The ailerons spread out from the top of the tail section in a fan shape, helping to complete the bird of prey image that netted the vessel its name. The ship is by no means a combat vessel, although it is more than capable of putting up a fight, its true calling is its ability to out-maneuver and out-run most other vessels and simply escape from the scene of any potential battles.
Sensor Systems of Note
Defensive Systems of Note
The ship has medium armor, able to sustain a moderate amount of damage under fire and continue to function.
Offensive Systems of Note
Equipped with one forward firing rail gun/mass driver, and one belly turret equipped with a particle beam cannon and a small missile launcher.
Special Features of Note
Status: In Service