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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 has a high jump range relative to other ships in the game and thus is very good for use as an exploration ship. It has six weapon hardpoints and has a good turning radius for its size which makes the Asp good for more than just exploration. The Asp can act as a heavy-duty bounty hunting vessel due to its superb weapon capacity and good manoeuvrability for its size. Pirates can also use the Asp to great effect because of the ample cargo capacity, heavy armament, long jump range and large mass (allowing it to charge its own Frame Shift Drive with minimal mass disruption while also mass disrupting the frame shift drive of most ships). The Asp Explorer also features a copilot seat located directly under the player's seat, visible while outfitting the ship.

The main downside of this ship is the high initial purchase cost and high maintenance costs. It is also known to be prone to overheating when equipped with heat intensive weapon loadouts. Many roles that the Asp fills can be fulfilled with cheaper ships, though the Asp's performance is typically better than that of the less expensive option. An example would be pirating which can be done in a Cobra MkIII whose purchase cost is 6.3 million credits less, while still having a moderate cargo capacity and comparable weapon armament. Another example would be trading which can be done in a Type-6 Transporter that has nearly the same cargo capacity, and costs 5.6 million credits less. A further example would be bounty hunting which can be done better in a Vulture which is more manoeuvrable and has higher firepower, while costing 1.7 million credits less.

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.

The 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 top flight deck. An Auxiliary station is located along the centerline of the ship on the bottom flight deck which is directly underneath the top flight deck.

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.

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Seen Sector Notes
Lese Morgan Port Feb 12, 2017 -20:42:-90 15% discount
Woda Cooper Vision Jan 9, 2017
HIP 6978 Plucker Dock Aug 13, 2016 15% discount
Itza Ellison Station Dec 26, 2016 15% discount
LHS 215 Spring Gateway Oct 7, 2015 -20:13:-10
10 Canum Venaticorum HE Port 25 May 2015 0:55:0
39 Tauri Porta Jan 11, 2016 15% discount
41 Gamma Serpentis Kidman Settlement Feb 18, 2015 -10:26:30
44 B Ophiuchi Feustel Gateway July 15, 2015 0:8:90
AZ Cancri Fisher Station April 23, 2017
Abrog Thagard Ring Feb 07, 2015 -120:-43:10
Aasgananu Houssay Ring Jun 24, 2015 -30:-63:-70 15% discount
Aiabiko White Orbital Mar 13, 2015 -80:1:-10
Alioth Irkutsk Jan 03, 2016 -30:72:-20 20% discount
Altair Solo Orbiter Aug 13, 2016 -10:-3:20
Amenta Bauschinger City Dec 23, 2015
Andhrimi Yurchikhin Feb 28, 2015 20:-55:20
Angurongo Dahm Port May 28, 2015 80:-160:40
Aphra Beckman Terminal Feb 06, 2015 -60:-5:70
AO  ? Aug 20, 2016
Arawere Korolyov Hub Oct 4, 2015 -40:-102:30
Asgaa Wheeler Horizons Apr 20, 2015 -10:10:90
Atlantis - No Longer On Sale Here Jan 03, 2015 70:-118:50
Ba Babal Caryanda Orbital Jan 8, 2015 30:114:120
BD-22 3573 Khayyam Orbital Apr 11, 2015 70:75:70
Belarsuk Kurland Hub Mar 29, 2015 50:-21:40
Beta-1 Tucanae Adams Orbital Jan 03, 2015 70:-110:50
Beta Hydri  ??? Jan 06, 2015 20:-16:20
Bidio - Not for sale here anymore Nov 2, 2015 15% discount
Black Mausoleum Silves Dock Jan 06, 2015 ???
Bragpurukab Zalyotin Hub Mar 22, 2015 20:-23:100
Brani Virtanen Hub July 15, 2015 60:-12:60
Bulgarlmadi Eggleton Terminal September 21, 2015 140:-109:50
Bunda Faraday Ring Dec 31, 2014 70:17:30
Candecama Horrocs Gateway Jul 30, 2015 60:-100:90
Cauani Hardy City Jan 2, 2015 -60:18:80
CD-72 190 Phillips Terminal Oct 5, 2015 120:-114:50
Cerktondhs Bluford Gateway Jan 7, 2016
CF 464 Bartini Enterprise Nov 14, 2015
Chapsugaibo Schlesinger City Gamma 1.05 50:-81:20
Chona Smoot Station Aug 17, 2015 110:-112:70
Croatigae Carrington Hub Dec 23, 2015
Diaguandri Ray Gateway Jan 24, 2016 0:-63:-100 15% discount
EZ Aquarii Magnus Gateway Nov 30, 2014 0:-10:10
Faust 68 Slipher Hub Oct 20, 2015
FK5 2550 Vela Ring Gamma ? 20:22:70
FK5 2550 Wundt Gateway Gamma 1.05 20:22:70
Frigga Henson Ring Feb 07, 2015 130:-25:40
Gallemi Rabinowitz Vision Feb 14, 2015 70:-263:0
GD 219 McKee Ring Feb 23, 2015 -40:0:50
Gliese 563.1 Matteucci Ring Jul 23, 2015 -30:70:20
Gliese 868 Bacon Port June 16, 2015 0:-39:20
Guy Mondeh Terminal 16th Jan, 2015 30:14:10
Heike Brunel City Gamma 2.03 -70:71:70
HIP 5700 Bracewell Port Oct 12, 2015
Herthans Henry Vision 50:-122:50
Ho Hsien Dutton Station Jan 2, 2015 -70:21:40
Inarajajara Laval Terminal Sept 9, 2014 -80:-94:-30
Jera Moore Dock Feb 15, 2015 40:-84:50
Jonai Privylov Port May 26, 2015 -90:18:90
Kamorin Godwin Vision  ? 1.03 -120:-82:50
Khampti Wafa Hub May 25, 2015 60:-148:50
Ki Laufey Fiennes Orbital July 20, 2015 170:-15:0
Kokojina Ali Ring Feb 12, 2015 0:-7:60
Koira Ahern Installation July 20, 2015 140:17:60
Kugay Shepherd Dock  ? 1.03 40:-95:-70
Kumata Vishweswarayya Enterprise Jan 1, 2015 -150:67:-30 N/A 9/16/16
Kurmodiae Virchow Dock Jul 23, 2015 -30:23:80
Lembava Goldstein Port Dec 1, 2016 -40:-56:-80 15% discount
LFT 926 Meredith City Dec 31, 2014 60:17:40
LFT 1300 Virchow Dock Mar 20, 2015 40:-17:40
LHS 2764A Low Orbital Gamma 2.0 0:54:10
LHS 331 Dyr Enterprise Dec 16, 2015 20:63:-20
LHS 371 Pawelczyk Orbital Jan 21, 2016 0:49:20
LHS 3447 Dalton Gateway March 4 2016 -40:-6:60
LHS 3505 Olivas City Apr 16, 2015 -30:-13:40
LHS 3564 Froude Enterprise 24/05/15 -60:-33:60
LP 355-65 Barba Ring Jan 7, 2016 15% discount
LP 908-11 So-Yeon City Dec 29, 2014 50:25:20
LTT 377 Zoline Port Jan 03, 2015 10:-64:10
LTT 7548 Boltzmann Station Oct 8, 2015 -30:-13:80
Lwen Oliver Enterprise Jan 2, 2015 -50:-29:90
Malarhones Kurtz Dock Mar 29, 2015 90:-79:40
Maljenni Bowsersox Enterprise Dec 31, 2014 70:38:20
Mehet Schwann Dock
Mizar Judson Station May 27, 2015 -30:72:-10
Okinura Bennett Gateway Feb 16, 2016
Phiagre The Victoria Chapell Foundation Dec 24, 2015
Rhea Ito Orbital Jul 21, 2015 60:22:-20
Saktsak Bursch Enterprise 10:16:-10
Sanuma Dunyach Orbital Jan 10, 2015 160:61:80
Siddha Meuron Station Apr 16, 2015 30:-109:0
Tiolce Gordom Terminal Apr 13, 2015 20:-35:30
Tote Whitelaw Enterprise July 26, 2015 -20:-16:-90
Turir Brooks Terminal 30:-76:60
Una Hoard Orbital Feb 19, 2015 -10:41:100
Uoluskas Moisuc Dock Gamma 1.05 30:15:-90
V1688 Aquilae Littlewood Terminal Jan 11, 2015 -60:-1:60
Wolf 867 Dana terminal Jan 15, 2016 -40:-5:30
Wolf 906 Herbert Dock Jan 3, 2016 -20:-26:30
Xihe Zhen Dock May 10, 2017 -10:-36:40
Yawa Dean Hub May 7, 2017
Yembo Naddoddur Terminal Apr 12, 2015 -90:11:50
Zaonce Ridley Scott Jan 3, 2015 90:48:70
Zaragas Jenner Hub Jan 9, 2015 -30:-7:90
Pangilagara Tange Vision Nov 29, 2015
Bolg Maxon's Mojo Jan 30, 2016
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

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
Cargo Rack [x2] E 1 2
PAS G 1 4
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.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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