Sketches – Container Freight Station

While the standard NF-8000 container is nothing more than a cargo rack for the smaller planetside containers, it is by no means the only kind of container. Bulk liquid containers are almost as common, and right behind it is the multi-level break-bulk container. The latter is most commonly in service between warehouses and large industrial… Continue reading Sketches – Container Freight Station

Sketches – deWulf Container Shuttle

While almost every freighter is capable of landing planetside, this is surprisingly not a common occurrence. Landing fields need to be surveyed and rated for the size of ship that lands, and a large freighter can easily mass more than a skyscraper even before cargo is taken into account. More importantly though, a landing evolution… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Container Shuttle

Sketches – Container Pylon

One problem that every port has is a lack of space. Inevitably, sooner or later, there just isn't enough on-site space to store freight, handle freight, or handle the needed equipment that moves freight. Fortunately, in an age of relatively accessible anti-grav technology, new options become available beyond the simple "find a new spot of… Continue reading Sketches – Container Pylon

Sketches – Class Two Downport

Almost every established colony has a downport. A facility where cargo moves up from the surface and down from space. Small, or newly established colonies make do with a few container offices and a clear spot of level ground with compacted soil. But larger colonies all sooner or later invest in a bigger, more efficient… Continue reading Sketches – Class Two Downport

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