Orb craft are a slowly emerging technological revolution in the Cosmic Era, spherical shaped vessels that completely ignore and rewrite the conventional rules of war.
A hyper-prototype war machine intended to replace mecha, aerospace craft, and armor vehicles.
Largely a progressive liberal non-violent nation, the LFS is not a push-over or a door mat. It also does not rely (entirely) on the Atlantic Federation Space Navy.
A more colorful name for a decoy ship
7 things about how the spaceships of the Cosmic Era are built, and they are able to build so many so quickly
Union Aerospace has built dozens of their Laurentian class ships, multi-role explorers designed for deep system operations
It started as a joke but quickly evolved into the new business of retirement travel
Built in secret, housed in secret offworld docks, and funded out of black budget slush funds, the Infinity class exploration ship is a marvel of technology.
In the Federation Space Navy, there is an expression, the Battlestars get the glory, but the Normandy's do the work
The definition of a battleship is a warship with extensive armor and large caliber guns.
Non-Canonical for the Cosmic Era, written for Battleship Freetext Challenge
A cruiser is a ship capable of extended operations, not requiring regular resupply. Non-Military cruisers are heavy ships operated by megacorps, nations, and other interests, but are not armed.
Borrowed from Battlestar Galactica
A technological terror
When a future imagines something as fantastic as faster than light travel it has also to imagine a fantastic power source.
A brief explanation of a "classic" Science Fiction weapon.
A survey of past and present space farers gives us a list of the 30 most common and or memorable small star ships encountered across the frontiers of human occupied space.
The term Sensors refers to a broad range of devices on a space ship that are used to observe the environment outside the spacecraft. Some sensor systems are passive, absorbing and processing information. Other systems are active: provoking objects in space to gain information.
The term Sensors refers to a broad range of devices on a space ship that are used to observe the environment outside the spacecraft. But sometimes what you really need to do is stick your head out the window and have a look. In deep space it is better if you ask your drone to do it for you.
The nations of the Kolm surpasses all other barbarians in their wilderness of life. Thoug they do just bear the likeness of men, of a very ugly pattern, they are so little advanced in civilization that they make no use of fire, nor any kind of relish, in the preparation of their food, but feed upon the roots which they find in the fields, and the half-raw flesh of any sort of animal. I say half-raw, because they give it a kind of cooking by placing it between their own thighs and the back of their horses. They fight in no regular order of battle but by being extremely swift and sudden in their movements, they disperse, and hen rapidly come toghether in loose array. They spread havoc over the vast plains and flying over the ramparts, they pillage the camp of their enemy almost before he has become aware of their approach. They are the most terrible warriors for when in close combat with swords and flails they fight without regard to their own safety, and while their enemy is intent upon parrying the thrust of the swords, they will entangle him with their chains so that he loses all power of walking or riding.
Excerpt from "The peoples of the world" By Taklamarian court-scholar Guliman Amon.