Small Craft Catalogue Preview - The Trade Shuttle


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Are you in a TL8 government, but need to start interplanetary trade?

The Small Craft Catalogue will feature the 90-ton Trade Shuttle, plodding through space with its advanced energy (in)efficient manoeuvre drive, linking worlds.

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An early design of shuttle, this craft is intended to kickstart trade between a mainworld and the first colonies and outposts it sets up in its own star system. Due to the expense and technological base needed to manufacture a (somewhat, for the TL) efficient manoeuvre drive, trade shuttles are typically owned by governments and large corporations, with other organisations still having to rely on much shorter-ranged reaction drive craft. The appearance of trade shuttles is a sure sign that a civilisation is about to make the leap to interstellar travel.