A Megaship is a class of massive ships that travel through the galaxy, and are utilized in a wide variety of roles. Megaships were introduced in Elite Dangerous: Horizons update 2.3, "The Commanders".
There are various models of Megaships categorized into three main types. Most Megaships are Bulk Cruisers and cannot be docked with. Flight Operations Carriers are Megaships with docking facilities. Generation Ships, which predate contemporary Megaships, are derelict and also lack docking facilities.
- Bulk Cruiser
A number of Megaships are mobile with a rotating flight plan, and every week they will jump to the next system on the list, while other Megaships are stationary and can reliably be found at the same location.
All Bulk Cruisers feature one or more text or audio logs that can be downloaded from Ship Log Uplinks using a Data Link Scanner. They possess no docking facilities, but commodities and materials can usually be salvaged near them. Some have unique names in addition to a class and ID code. Bulk Cruisers highlighted in green have been attacked by Thargoids.
|Name||Class & ID||System(s)||Planet||Notes|
|Aida||Hogan Class Bulk Cargo Ship PTK-179||Electra||6||Distress call reported by Galnet|
|AIE Anzac Honour||Dionysus Class Agricultural Vessel||Pleiades Sector GW-W c1-15||11||CG reward|
|Cargo Vessel Ford Prefect||Banner Class Bulk Cargo Ship TIH-562||Flight Plan: Gurney Slade, Proxima, Obates, Ramito, Sagar, Anotchadiae|
|Cave Johnson Memorial Science Lab||Lowell Class Science Vessel||Flight Plan: Irusan, Hyades Sector BQ-Y d91, HIP 18833, Maia, Hyades Sector AF-Z b4, HIP 21918|
|GCS Sarasvati||IC 4604 Sector FB-X c1-16||A 1 A|
|Nemb||Samson Class Bulk Cargo Ship||LP 892-51||3 A||Attacked by pirates|
|Survey Vessel Pandora||Survey Vessel||HIP 21478||A 1 F|
|Survey Vessel Victoria's Song||Survey Vessel||HIP 17125||A 3|
|The Artificers Clan Dredger||Dredger||Reorte||Missing as of 2.4|
|The Cete||Col 173 Sector LJ-F c12-0||A 3|
|The Phagos Clan Dredger||Dredger||Lugh||Missing as of 2.4|
|The Zurara||Syreadiae JX-F c0||1|
|Alcatraz Class Prison Ship JJF-048||HIP 17692||A 3|
|Alcatraz Class Prison Ship SSC-852||Flight Plan: Milscothach, Luyten 347-14, LHS 332, LFT 926, LHS 332, Luyten 347-14|
|Amaethon Class Agricultural Vessel BTA-011B||Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55||4 A|
|Amaethon Class Agricultural Vessel HDO-638||Nankul||3|
|Aquarius Class Tanker ALF-895||HIP 17225||A 2|
|Aquarius Class Tanker KGD-684||Flight Plan: Maya, Sete, Nima, Ngandii, Tjapan, Dilati|
|Aquarius Class Tanker WKS-559||California Sector BA-A e6||4||Attacked by pirates|
|Banner Class Bulk Cargo Ship BTG-237||Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55||5 A|
|Bellmarsh Class Prison Ship DLV-812||Flight Plan: Pohnpet, Timocan, Heretia, HR 1613, Heretia, Timocan|
|Bowman Class Science Vessel ZZW-101||Flight Plan: Asgaa, Dagr, CN Bootis, Tiris, Cantjarisni, Sveinbarn|
|Collionson Class Asteroid Ship||Gateway||Hope||Missing as of 2.4|
|Demeter Class Agricultural Vessel DGL-436||Flight Plan: Peckollerci, Hayar, Feuma, Gateway, Adenets, Olgrea|
|Demeter Class Agricultural Vessel KSL-878||Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-57||A 5|
|Dionysus Class Agricultural Vessel DSL-327||Flight Plan: Nyx, Sigma Pegasi, Gilgamesh, LP 347-5, Inti, Ursitoare|
|Dionysus Class Agricultural Vessel FGK-342||Synuefai LX-R d5-28||4||Attacked by pirates|
|Dionysus Class Agricultural Vessel GTP-8846||Flight Plan: Sothis, Ceos, Robigo, Almagest, Robigo, Ceos|
|Dionysus Class Agricultural Vessel KTB-2673||Nankul||2|
|Freedom Class Survey Vessel MLK-0115||Altair||Seen in 3.0 beta|
|Freedom Class Survey Vessel MRM-629||Sothis||A|
|Gordon Class Bulk Cargo Ship FPR-42||HIP 18077||Attacked by pirates|
|Gordon Class Bulk Cargo Ship MSZ-405||Flight Plan: Avikarli, Suessi, Cambal, Siluruba, HIP 64131, Negasta|
|Gordon Class Bulk Cargo Ship SOD-7416||LP 581-36||B 3|
|Henry Class Bulk Cargo Ship ALC-339||Flight Plan: Itzam Nawe, Taimin, Nokotaikuyu, Shalatucas, Hajarage, Chaualkyrja|
|Henry Class Bulk Cargo Ship AR-005||Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55||4 A|
|Hercules Class Bulk Cargo Ship ALL-4659||Flight Plan: Gateway, Tambe, Purui Hari, Olwain, Akheilos, Alcor|
|Hercules Class Bulk Cargo Ship KPX-3397||Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55||5 A|
|Hercules Class Bulk Cargo Ship TFD-013||Flight Plan: Oduduro, Oto, Wong Sher, Nima, Yoruba, Alrai|
|Hogan Class Bulk Cargo Ship DAL-658||Flight Plan: Tapirape, Keiadir, Summerland, Sherones, Pandemonium, Sifjar|
|Lowell Class Science Vessel CMB-511||Flight Plan: Wolf 485a, LP 790-29, LP 58-247, Lawd 52, LP 634-1, GD 175|
|Lowell Class Science Vessel HDR-617||Pleiades Sector OI-T c3-7||B 8|
|Lowell Class Science Vessel HLD-667||Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55||2|
|Naphtha Class Tanker FKS-981||Flight Plan: Okinura, Arinack, Bandizel, Saranyu, Gyton's Hope, Tollan|
|Naphtha Class Tanker IPD-038||Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55||2 B A|
|Riker Class Prison Ship TFL-853||Flight Plan: Imiutli, Segobo, Guarada, Segobo, Imiutli, Yarrinic|
|Sagan Class Tourist Ship CUR-6466||LP 581-36||A 6|
|Sagan Class Tourist Ship TEL-121||Flight Plan: IC 1805 Sector AV-O c6-6, IC 1805 Sector DQ-Y e3, IC 1805 Sector AV-O c6-6, IC 1805 Sector AV-O c6-5, IC 1805 Sector AV-O c6-6, IC 1805 Sector DQ-Y e3|
|Sagan Class Tourist Ship VOY-438||Ceos||3|
|Samson Class Bulk Cargo Ship AK-302||California Sector BV-Y c7||Attacked by pirates|
|Samson Class Bulk Cargo Ship RUF-707||Chan Mina||2|
|Samson Class Bulk Cargo Ship ZAE-013||Flight Plan: Idununn, Mokosh, Ambiri, Chih Zhi, Lu Wang, Valta|
|Sanchez Class Science Vessel ZIG-097||Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55||1|
|Thomas Class Bulk Cargo Ship DFX-056||Pleiades Sector IH-V c2-5||1 A|
|Thomas Class Bulk Cargo Ship KS-92||California Sector JH-V c2-12||Attacked by pirates|
|Thomas Class Bulk Cargo Ship SOD-6497||Deriv-Dar||C 5|
|Thomas Class Bulk Cargo Ship ZKR-105||Flight Plan: Bilfrost, Har Pa Hsin, Damnon, Manawydan, Concani, Bukurnabal|
Flight Operations CarriersEdit
All Flight Operations Carriers support docking, but lack any Ship Log Uplinks or salvage. They can accommodate vessels of all sizes, and feature a variety of services with the exception of shipyards. Generic Rescue Vessels can be found in systems with recently-damaged stations. Detention Centres also function as Flight Operations Carriers and are open to public use.
|Acropolis||See Flight Plan||A mobile Aegis military flagship|
|ACS Overwatch||Lambda Arae||6||The third Megaship controlled by a player faction|
|Dionysus||HIP 17044||2||The second Megaship controlled by a player faction, and originally planned to be located in 42 n Persei|
|Dove Enigma||Colonia||3 A||Named for CMDR DoveEnigma13|
|Fisher's Rest||Aldebaran||A||Named in honor of the actress Carrie Fisher|
|Foster Terminal||Coeus||A 2||The first Megaship in the Colonia Region|
|Overlook||HIP 22460||System is permit-locked with no known way to obtain the permit|
|Still Krisi's Eclipse||Kpelidoog||A 1||Named for CMDR Still Krisi, who made the largest contribution to the CG for the ship's construction|
|The Gnosis||See Flight Plan||The first Megaship controlled by a player faction, and the first mobile Flight Operations Carrier|
|The Harmony||Yum Kamcabi||A 11|
|The Indra||HR 1185||A 4|
|Tiliala's Lament||Akandinigua||5||Permanently controlled by the Conservatives of Tiliala, one of two minor factions who provide the permit for the Tiliala system|
|Vanguard||See Flight Plan||A mobile Aegis military flagship|
All Generation ships feature audio logs that can be downloaded from Ship Log Uplinks. As they are ancient derelicts, they possess no docking facilities, nor any salvage.
|Generation Ship Artemis||Mu Cassiopeia||Orbiting planet C 1|
|Generation Ship Atlas||Charick Drift||Orbiting planet A|
|Generation Ship Hyperion||Lalande 2966||4th planet, then 7k ls towards Yemaki|
|Generation Ship Lycaon||Alaunus||10th planet, then 22k ls towards Horae|
|Generation Ship Odysseus||Ross 859||Orbiting planet B 1|
|Generation Ship Pleione||Hez Ur||5th planet, then 8k ls towards Teuten|
|Generation Ship Thetis||Nefertem||Orbiting planet 6 A|
|Generation Ship Venusian||Kitae||2.5k ls towards Zephyrus|
|Lazarus Expedition||Virudnir||Orbiting planet 6 A|
- 1. Megaships need to be scanned with the Data Link Scanner before any of the interaction objects become interactive.
- 2. Doing so will release a scan pulse which highlights all interaction objects attached to the vessel.
- 3. Interaction objects are added to your ships contacts panel and can be targeted and interrogated to discover how to interact with them.
- 4. Some of interactions utilise limpets of various types to allow you to activate, deactivate, damage, hack or simply operate an item. While others can be shot or scanned to interact.
All current interactions are considered illegal, tying in with the changes to Crime and Punishment. These interactions provide criminal pilots gameplay options as well as give lawful players new locations to find wanted pilots.
- Players can scan certain revealed targets to uncover sub-targets. These can be interacted with in different ways depending on the type.
- Players can damage generators to disable turrets.
- Players can use recon limpets to activate data terminals and comms arrays.
- Players can use hatch breaker limpets to open a cargo bay.
- ↑ Frontier Developments Forums - 2.3 The Commanders Beta - Changelog
- ↑ YouTube: On the Horizon - 2.3 The Commanders Beta Livestream Part 1
- ↑ https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/341916-2-3-The-Commanders-Changelog
- ↑ Galactic News: Zeus Bureau Appeal Concludes
- ↑ Galactic News: Message Found in Celaeno
- ↑ Galactic News: Previously Unseen Thargoid Ships in Electra
- ↑ Community Goal: Panum Pisciumque
- ↑ /r/EliteDangerous: This week's CG goal is a player wing megaship
- ↑ Community Goal: Dionysus Rising
- ↑ /r/EliteDangerous: The Dyonisus is now deployed in HIP 17044!
- ↑ /r/EliteDangerous: The Dove Enigma, end goal of the Enigma Expedition and Tribute to CMDR DoveEnigma13 has arrived in Colonia
- ↑ Frontier Developments Forums - Thread: Carrie Fisher has very sadly passed away :(
- ↑ Community Goal: Total Eclipse
- ↑ Galactic News: Kpelidoog Empire Assembly Campaign Concludes
- ↑ Galactic News: Black Fleet Takes Control of Tiliala
- ↑ https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/409098-Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-the-features-of-3-0
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/409060-Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-Chapter-One-3-0
Ships by type
|Flight Operations Carrier||