Sketches – Desert Mesas

The needs of industry sometimes take odd directions, and in this case the needed resources are found in old volcanic mesas on some dusty, windswept world. One mesa has already been delved and harvested, transformed into a company town to take advantage of the already existing infrastructure and the need for local supporting services. A… Continue reading Sketches – Desert Mesas

Sketches – Krak Light Cruiser

"Modern" space travel is a comparatively new development for the Krak University States. While only having reliable drive-field engines for a handful of years, the pedagogical oligarchy has shown just how quickly they can take concepts into a developed, if not quite mature technology. Their prototype light cruiser goes with a comparatively classic standard armament:… Continue reading Sketches – Krak Light Cruiser

Sketches – Strelets-Class Light Cruiser

A design originally worked out in the final days of the First Contact War, the Strelets remained a "paper ship" after the surrender of the Sintillan People's Republic until the Treaty of Lvov was amended in 6.8 AS. As part of the long-term normalization of relations with the deWulf, permission was granted to establish a… Continue reading Sketches – Strelets-Class Light Cruiser

Sketches – deWulf Light Freighter

While the Zweireiner-Class freighter is the most common, and indeed the classic freighter in deWulf space, smaller designs do exist. A variety of designs and hullforms exist. Some are cut down Zweireiners, whereas others are completely new and different designs. One of those more common designs is the rough-field capable FT1 built by deWulf Heavy… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Light Freighter

Sketches – Civilian Orbital Station

Civilian orbital infrastructure is common in deWulf space, and this orbital station is one of the more common designs seen. A smaller multipurpose station, it offers both passenger and cargo management capabilities as well as a larger domed concourse area. Six arms branch out from the upper level, providing enhanced docking space for ships as… Continue reading Sketches – Civilian Orbital Station

Sketches – Falke Orbital Elevator – Himmel Station

First proposed in 10.5 AS, the first orbital elevator ever built in deWulf space remains one of the largest construction projects ever taken up in corporate space. Still under construction almost four years later, the two stations have been completed, and the tether is slowly being spun in preparation for deployment. Even though Falke hasn't… Continue reading Sketches – Falke Orbital Elevator – Himmel Station

Sketches – Can Station

Once a colony starts getting developed, there starts being a demand for orbital infrastructure. A communications satellite, weather tracking, orbital security and traffic management. Instead of deploying multiple pieces of infrastructure to do all of this, most smaller colonies go with a single all-in-one station that provides all of these services, as well as some… Continue reading Sketches – Can Station

Sketches – Frontier Shipyard

As deWulf space expanded, it became clear that orbital industry had outgrown the Mittelspannung yards in orbit of Fenris. While they were expanding regularly, they were primarily a military installation, and so commercial work was often sidelined in order to make space for contracts issued by the deWulf Corporate Navy. What followed from this was… Continue reading Sketches – Frontier Shipyard

Sketches – Y-12 Yards

Every government has a few out of the way installations that do the quiet, secret work that is best done out of view. Evaluating captured equipment, building and testing prototypes, supporting black operations. For the deWulf, this is the Y-12 yards. Officially known as SchultzFlach Station, it was originally built as part of a corporate… Continue reading Sketches – Y-12 Yards

Sketches – deWulf Research Station

The basic "Base Station Zero" hull (BS0) was one of the first enclosed orbital stations equipped with a drive field that the deWulf Corporate Democracy designed. While originally meant as a military platform, it quickly became a profitable design on the civilian market for corporations and other groups that required a small presence in space.… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Research Station