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Asp Explorer
Asp Explorer - Profile
Default version
ManufacturerLakon Spaceways
Dimensions56.5L - 51.3W 19.7H
TypeMultipurpose
Cost6,661,153 CR
Insurance333,057 CR
Top Speed254 m/s
Boost Speed345 m/s
Manoeuvrability4
Shields152 MJ
Armour378
Hull Mass280 t
Cargo Capacity38 t
Fuel Capacity32 t
Unladen Jump Range13.12 ly
Landing Pad SizeMedium
Hardpoints4x Utility Mounts
4x Small Hardpoints
2x Medium Hardpoints
Internals2x Size 2 Compartments
3x Size 3 Compartments
1x Size 5 Compartment
1x Size 6 Compartment
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range38.19 ly
Top Speed290 m/s
Top Boost395 m/s
Cargo Capacity128 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor11

The Asp Explorer is the civilian version of the military model Asp MkII (which first saw service in 2878). Lakon Spaceways now owns the licence to construct these ships and has marketed them heavily at customers looking for their first multi-crewed ships. The ship class has earned a solid reputation for long-range missions and those requiring some discretion.

— In-Game Description

The Asp Explorer is a ship manufactured by Lakon Spaceways. Agile, well-armed for its size, and capable of achieving high jump ranges, the Asp Explorer is a popular and affordable multi-purpose vessel seen in ports across the galaxy. The ship has become a mainstay among explorers due to its versatility in outfitting and an open, unobstructed cockpit canopy that allows for some dramatic views. Even with its emphasis on exploration, the Asp Explorer can also serve as an effective freighter or bounty hunting ship.

OverviewEdit

The Asp Explorer's six weapon hardpoints are located as follows: on each side of the cockpit, 1 medium hardpoint above the waterline and 1 small hardpoint below the waterline (total 2 medium, 2 small), and 2 small hardpoints located directly beneath the cockpit. Due to the shape of the ship and the hardpoint locations, the medium hardpoints and small hardpoints share a small field of fire (i.e mostly directly ahead). Pilots should be aware that Turrets in both Medium Hardpoints will have firing arcs above the cockpit where the pilot can generally see the target that the turrets are shooting at. However, turrets in all four Small Hardpoints will have firing arcs below the cockpit, where the target will tend to be obscured from the pilot's vision by the flight console and the floor.

The pilot's station is located along the centerline of the ship on the bridge. A secondary, Multicrew-compatible station is located along the centerline of the ship below the bridge which is directly underneath the pilot's station.

While the Asp Explorer packs a decent amount of firepower, it lacks optimal heat dissipation, noticeably suffering in combat situations when equipped with thermal weaponry. This also can present difficulties during fuel scooping, especially when using a small Fuel Scoop.

The Asp Explorer has an available 12 piece cosmetic ship kit that can be purchased from the Frontier store which allows you to "remodel your ship in your personal style". The ship kit does not affect gameplay.

The Asp Explorer can be purchased at a 20% discount at Irkutsk station in the Alliance capital system of Alioth.[1] It can also be purchased from some stations in Li Yong-Rui controlled systems at a 15% discount.

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Seen Notes
LHS 20 Ohm City Jul 18, 2018 15% discount
Lese Morgan Port Feb 12, 2017
Qama Thurston Ring Feb 12, 2018 15% discount
Malloc Julian Gateway Jul 28, 2017
Woda Cooper Vision Jan 9, 2017
HIP 6978 Plucker Dock Aug 13, 2016 15% discount
LHS 215 Spring Gateway Oct 7, 2015
10 Canum Venaticorum HE Port 25 May 2015
41 Gamma Serpentis Kidman Settlement Feb 18, 2015
44 B Ophiuchi Feustel Gateway July 15, 2015
AZ Cancri Fisher Station April 23, 2017
Abrog Thagard Ring Feb 07, 2015
Aasgananu Houssay Ring Jun 24, 2015 15% discount
Aiabiko White Orbital Mar 13, 2015
Alioth Irkutsk Jan 03, 2016 20% discount
Altair Solo Orbiter Aug 13, 2016
Amenta Bauschinger City Dec 23, 2015
Andhrimi Yurchikhin Feb 28, 2015
Angurongo Dahm Port May 28, 2015
Aphra Beckman Terminal Feb 06, 2015
AO  ? Aug 20, 2016
Arawere Korolyov Hub Oct 4, 2015
Asgaa Wheeler Horizons Apr 20, 2015
Atlantis - No Longer On Sale Here Jan 03, 2015
Ba Babal Caryanda Orbital Jan 8, 2015
BD-22 3573 Khayyam Orbital Apr 11, 2015
Belarsuk Kurland Hub Mar 29, 2015
Beta-1 Tucanae Adams Orbital Jan 03, 2015
Beta Hydri  ??? Jan 06, 2015
Bidio - Not for sale here anymore Nov 2, 2015 15% discount
Black Mausoleum Silves Dock Jan 06, 2015
Bragpurukab Zalyotin Hub Mar 22, 2015
Brani Virtanen Hub July 15, 2015
Bulgarlmadi Eggleton Terminal September 21, 2015
Bunda Faraday Ring Dec 31, 2014
Candecama Horrocs Gateway Jul 30, 2015
Cauani Hardy City Jan 2, 2015
CD-72 190 Phillips Terminal Oct 5, 2015
Cerktondhs Bluford Gateway Jan 7, 2016
CF 464 Bartini Enterprise Nov 14, 2015
Chapsugaibo Schlesinger City Gamma 1.05
Chona Smoot Station Aug 17, 2015
Croatigae Carrington Hub Dec 23, 2015
Diaguandri Ray Gateway Jan 24, 2016 15% discount
EZ Aquarii Magnus Gateway Nov 30, 2014
Faust 68 Slipher Hub Oct 20, 2015
FK5 2550 Vela Ring Gamma ?
FK5 2550 Wundt Gateway Gamma 1.05
Frey Garratt Station May 13, 2018
Frigga Henson Ring Feb 07, 2015
Gallemi Rabinowitz Vision Feb 14, 2015
GD 219 McKee Ring Feb 23, 2015
Gliese 563.1 Matteucci Ring Jul 23, 2015
Gliese 868 Bacon Port June 16, 2015
Guy Mondeh Terminal 16th Jan, 2015
Heike Brunel City Gamma 2.03
HIP 5700 Bracewell Port Oct 12, 2015
Herthans Henry Vision
Ho Hsien Dutton Station Jan 2, 2015
Inarajajara Laval Terminal Sept 9, 2014
Jera Moore Dock Feb 15, 2015
Jonai Privylov Port May 26, 2015
Kamorin Godwin Vision  ? 1.03
Khampti Wafa Hub May 25, 2015
Ki Laufey Fiennes Orbital July 20, 2015
Kokojina Ali Ring Feb 12, 2015
Koira Ahern Installation July 20, 2015
Kugay Shepherd Dock  ? 1.03
Kumata Vishweswarayya Enterprise Jan 1, 2015 N/A 9/16/16
Kurmodiae Virchow Dock Jul 23, 2015
Lembava Goldstein Port Dec 1, 2016 15% discount
LFT 926 Meredith City Dec 31, 2014
LFT 1300 Virchow Dock Mar 20, 2015
LHS 2764A Low Orbital Gamma 2.0
LHS 331 Dyr Enterprise Dec 16, 2015
LHS 371 Pawelczyk Orbital Jan 21, 2016
LHS 3447 Dalton Gateway March 4 2016
LHS 3505 Olivas City Apr 16, 2015
LHS 3564 Froude Enterprise 24/05/15
LP 355-65 Barba Ring Jan 7, 2016 15% discount
LP 908-11 So-Yeon City Dec 29, 2014
LTT 377 Zoline Port Jan 03, 2015
LTT 7548 Boltzmann Station Oct 8, 2015
Lwen Oliver Enterprise Jan 2, 2015
Malarhones Kurtz Dock Mar 29, 2015
Maljenni Bowsersox Enterprise Dec 31, 2014
Mehet Schwann Dock
Mizar Judson Station May 27, 2015
Okinura Bennett Gateway Feb 16, 2016
Phiagre The Victoria Chapell Foundation Dec 24, 2015
Rhea Ito Orbital Jul 21, 2015
Saktsak Bursch Enterprise
Sanuma Dunyach Orbital Jan 10, 2015
Siddha Meuron Station Apr 16, 2015
Tiolce Gordom Terminal Apr 13, 2015
Turir Brooks Terminal
Una Hoard Orbital Feb 19, 2015
Uoluskas Moisuc Dock Gamma 1.05
V1688 Aquilae Littlewood Terminal Jan 11, 2015
Wolf 867 Dana terminal Jan 15, 2016
Wolf 906 Herbert Dock Jan 3, 2016
Xihe Zhen Dock May 10, 2017
Yawa Dean Hub May 7, 2017
Yembo Naddoddur Terminal Apr 12, 2015
Zaonce Ridley Scott Jan 3, 2015
Zaragas Jenner Hub Jan 9, 2015
Pangilagara Tange Vision Nov 29, 2015
Bolg Maxon's Mojo Jan 30, 2016 Not @ Sep 2 2017
GD 140 Liwei Terminal Jan 31, 2016
Njikan Smeaton Port Feb 13, 2016
Vetr Aristotle Horizons May 31, 2016
Njokujinun Nyberg Vision 18/11/2016 15% discount
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial January 26, 2018 10% Discount, Founders Permit Needed

OutfittingEdit

Main article: Outfitting

All ships are highly customisable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Asp Explorer.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Small Hardpoint Pulse Laser (L) F 1 1
Pulse Laser (L) F 1 1
Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Medium Hardpoint Empty -- -- 2
Empty -- -- 2
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 5 5
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 5 5
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 5 5
Environment Control Life Support E 4 4
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 4 4
Sensor Suite Sensors E 5 5
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x32] C 5 5
Internal Compartments Cargo Rack [x32] E 5 6
Shield Generator E 5 5
Cargo Rack [x4] E 2 3
Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 3
Cargo Rack [x2] E 1 2
BDS E 1 2
  • (L) = Loaned
  • [x#] = Capacity
  • BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner
  • PAS = Planetary Approach Suite

TriviaEdit

  • First revealed in Newsletter #6.[2]
  • Released with Beta 2.0 on 9/30/14.
  • Starting Cargo capacity has been lowered from 70 in Beta to 38 in Gamma.

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GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Discounted purchase price forum article
  2. Newsletter #6