Default version
ManufacturerSaud Kruger
Dimensions130.4L - 50.8W - 22.7H
TypePassenger Liner
Cost48,539,887 CR
Insurance2,426,994 CR
Top Speed308 m/s
Boost Speed390 m/s
Shields233 MJ
Hull Mass290 t
Cargo Capacity72 t
Fuel Capacity32 t
Landing Pad SizeLarge
Hardpoints4x Utility Mounts
2x Medium Hardpoints
1x Large Hardpoint
Internals2x Size 2 Compartments
1x Size 3 Compartment
1x Size 4 Compartment
2x Size 5 Compartments
1x Size 5 Reserved Compartment
1x Size 6 Reserved Compartment
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range36.17 ly
Top Speed348 m/s
Top Boost441 m/s
Cargo Capacity192 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor13

Saud Kruger are famed for their range of luxury passenger ships. The Orca is capable of carrying passengers in extreme comfort and elegance. For its size and class it is also more than capable of defending itself.

— In-Game Description

The Orca is a large ship manufactured by Saud Kruger and is currently one of three available passenger ships, the others being the Beluga Liner and the Dolphin. As a Saud Kruger ship, it is capable of carrying luxury suite cabins exclusive to this brand. Since this ship is not intended for combat or exploration, its class 6 internal compartment and one class 5 internal compartment are limited in what modules can be installed: only Cargo Racks, Passenger Cabins, Hull Reinforcement Packages, or Module Reinforcement Packages may be installed.


The bridge is located on the bottom of massive window in the front of the ship, with the pilot's station offset to the port side. From there the pilot enjoys excellent viewing angles in all directions but down.

Where officially its maneuverability is slightly better than an Anaconda and worse than a Beluga Liner, in practice the Orca handles far better than this rating suggests. It has a remarkably high turn rate, high acceleration and max speed, and is very good at strafing. However, its relatively small power plant and limited hardpoint capacity prevents it from becoming a great combat ship. It doesn't help that its large size makes it an easy target, whereas its shield and armor hitpoints are mediocre for a ship of this size. Nevertheless the Orca is dangerous in the hands of a skilled pilot and is not to be underestimated.

The hardpoint placement of the ship is as follows: all 3 hardpoints are located on the underside of the ship. The large hardpoint is placed in front of the front landing gear, whereas the 2 medium hardpoints are located side by side behind the large hardpoint.

The Orca's heat dispersion capabilities are relatively poor, so caution must be taken when adding or engineering modules with a high thermal load. The ship is especially prone to overheat when scooping fuel.

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Seen Notes
Nuakea Admiral Thirsk August 14, 2017
Obambivas Galouye Terminal July 17, 2017 price: 48 mil cr
Achenar Macmillian Terminal May 8, 2015
Nu Syromyatnikov Horizon April 13, 2017
Afli Pu City Feb 15, 2015
Afli Quetelet Dock Feb 15, 2015
Alioth Irkutsk Nov 1, 2016 20% discount (see below)
Arexe Janes Horizon Jan 3, 2015
Arjung Hiyya Orbital Apr. 25, 2015
AZ Cancri Fisher Station
Baedule Coye Horizons Oct 29, 2016 Beluga liner also available here
EZ Aquarii Magnus Gateway
Fular Kotov Orbital
GD 219 McKee Ring Jan. 23, 2015
HIP 105408 Binney Horizons Jan 4, 2015
HR 7793 Benyovszky Ring Jan 21, 2015
Bhritzameno Feynman Terminal 14 Jan. 2015 (Version 1.04)
Branglal Skripochka Gateway Gamma 1.05
CD-87 103 Shajn City Jun 29, 2016
Clayakarma Kaleri Gateway
Chona Smoot Terminal Jan 16, 2016
LFT 367 Levi-Montalcini Terminal Feb 15, 2015
LFT 926 Meredith City Dec 31, 2014
LHS 531 Nelson Terminal May 17, 2015
LHS 2651 Kennan Dock June 7, 2015
LHS 3262 Sy Base Gamma 1.05
LHS 3505 Olivas City Release 1.03
LP 694-16 Chapman Terminal
LP 908-11 So-Yeon City Dec 29, 2014
LTT 15278 Zholobov Enterprise May 19, 2015
LTT 2337 Bowen Terminal Oct 11,2015
LTT 4961 Conway City July, 2015 Beluga as well
Maridal Vonarburg May 11, 2015
Nahua Fuller Vision June 18, 2017
Neto Ising Vision April 2 2016
Nyororor Biermann Dock April 29, 2015
Obambivas System Galouye Terminal Apr, 13, 2015
Okinura Fisher Terminal Feb 23, 2016
Porta 39 Tauri Aug 21, 2015
Qama Thurston Ring Feb 18, 2015
44 Rho-1 Sagittarii Crippen Reach Aug 12, 2017 Beluga also available
Saktsak Bursch Enterprise
Tellus Ahern Enterprise May 23, 2017
Tucanae Adams Orbital Beta-1
Rhea Carter Port Aug 7 2017 Beluga also available
Turona McNair Terminal Jan 18, 2015
TURIR Brooks Terminal
Una Hoard Orbital Feb 19, 2015
V374 Pegasi Mackeller Hub Jan. 22, 2015
Valtys Auld colony Jul 23, 2017 15% discount
Xihe Zhen Dock Jan 18, 2015
Yawa Dean Hub 16: Jan 2016
Quince Jeffries High Apr 16, 2017
YZ Ceti Clement Orbital May 22 2016
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial January 26, 2018 10% Discount, Founders Permit Needed
Hill Pa Hsi Curie Gateway May 5, 2018


Main article: Outfitting

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

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Medium Hardpoint Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Large Hardpoint Empty -- -- 3
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 5 5
Thruster Mounting Thrusters E 6 6
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 5 5
Environment Control Life Support E 6 6
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 5 5
Sensor Suite Sensors E 4 4
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x32] C 5 5
Internal Compartments Cargo Rack [r] [x32] E 5 6
Cargo Rack [r] [x16] E 4 5
Cargo Rack [x16] E 4 5
Shield Generator E 5 5
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 2
BDS E 1 2


  • Initially decals could not be fitted. Now they can and even some basic paint jobs are available (Vibrant pack, Tactical pack, and Military pack)
  • The Orca sells for a 20% discount at Irkutsk in the Alioth system. (As Alioth is the political center of the Alliance, a system permit is required. Places to get such a permit include Rominger Dock in the 78 Ursae Majoris system. Look for the "Permit Acquisition Opportunity" job on the Mission Board. Be aware that you will need an allied reputation with the Alioth Independents faction in order to accept this job.)
  • A 'fasten seatbelt' tone will sound in the cabin when using this ship's boost.
  • According to the Newsletter #84, with 0.016% of players piloting it the Orca is the least popular ship in the game.