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Orca Newsletter 50 2
Default version
ManufacturerSaud Kruger
Dimensions130.4L - 50.8W - 22.7H
TypePassenger Liner
Cost48,539,887 CR
Insurance2,426,994 CR
Top Speed304 m/s
Boost Speed385 m/s
Shields114 MJ
Hull Mass580 t
Cargo Capacity72 t
Fuel Capacity16 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 Range19.41 ly
Top Speed348 m/s
Top Boost441 m/s
Cargo Capacity192 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor15

Saud Kruger are famed for their range of luxury passenger vessels. This is their top of the line vessel (although they do offer custom built vessels that are bigger) and is capable of carrying passengers in extreme comfort and elegance. For its size and class it's also quite capable of defending itself.

— In-Game Description

The Orca is a large ship manufactured by Saud Kruger and is currently one of three known passenger ships, the others being the Beluga Liner and the as of yet unreleased Dolphin.

As a passenger ship, it and its bigger cousin, the Beluga Liner can carry the luxury suite cabins which can transport VIP's.

It handles far better than its official maneuverability rating might indicate, with a remarkably high turn rate combined with high acceleration, and even--unlike the Imperial Clipper, with similar maneuverability--a very powerful strafing ability. Its very weak shields, even weaker than those of the Clipper, combined with its large silhouette (easy target) hinder (but do not entirely prevent) attempts to use it as a serious combat ship, but fully geared and in skilled hands it makes for an extremely hard target or dangerously effective pirate.

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Seen Notes
Achenar Macmillian Terminal May 8, 2015
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 Begula 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
Maridal Vonarburg May 11, 2015
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
Saktsak Bursch Enterprise
Tucanae Adams Orbital Beta-1
Turona McNair Terminal Jan 18, 2015
TURIR Brooks Terminal
Una Hoard Orbital Feb 19, 2015
V374 Pegasi Mackeller Hub Jan. 22, 2015
Xihe Zhen Dock Jan 18, 2015
Yawa Dean Hub 16: Jan 2016
YZ Ceti Clement Orbital May 22 2016


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 [x16] C 4 4
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 is the only ship in game that cannot fit a optimal sized shield. It requires a size 6 for optimal, but can only take a size 5 in one of the size 5 slots.
  • 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.


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