OTV – Kaguya Maru

This is a spacecraft inspired by the Rocketpunk Manifesto article The Weekly Moonship It is a T1 bellylanding airless lander designed for Lunar operation. It uses four thrust vectored Aluminum Oxygen hybrid rockets for landing and reaction control, and a single Nuclear thermal rocket for orbital maneuvers. It and it’s sister ship Chang’e ferry passengers and supplies between LEO and the Lunar surface, departing once a week on alternating schedules with a third ship, the Usagi in reserve. It is manufactured and operated by Luna Titanium LLC.

OTV – Kaguya maru T1 4bp Stunts Aspects
V-shift : 1 Airless Lander The Weekly Moonship
Trade : 2 Extended range A bit loony
Hull : [ ][ ] Civilian Product of Luna Titanium
Data : [ ][ ] Aluminum Oxygen hybrid rockets
Heat : [ ] Nuclear thermal rocket

The Kaguya and Chen’e are mostly identical. The Usagi is older and not used for regular passenger service, instead held in reserve for emergencies.

OTV – Usagi T0 2pb Stunts Aspects
V-shift : 1 Airless Lander The Monthly Moonship
Trade : 1 Extended range Old and loony
Hull : [ ] Product of Luna Titanium
Data : [ ][ ] Aluminum Oxygen hybrid rockets
Heat : [ ] Nuclear thermal rocket

Luna Titanium has drafted plans for a militarized version for sale to the UNCA, It cuts the range and cargo but adds a bank of missiles, foamed alloy armor, and a 30mm goalkeeper CIWS system. It also beefs up the avonics to military standards. So far there have been no takers and the lone prototype is just sitting in a hangar.

L[Ti] imagined it serving a roll similar to the UH-1 back on earth, This is it’s configuration as a troop transport, lower trade to 0 and add extended magazines for a dedicated gunship. The armor was also designed to be removable. Reduce the hull boxes by two to get extended range back.

GS – Artemis T1 4pb Stunts Aspects
V-shift : 1 Airless Lander Lunar Gunshp
Trade : 1 Point defense Virgin Huntress
Torpedo : 1 Product of Luna Titanium
EW : 1 Aluminum Oxygen hybrid rockets
Hull : [ ][ ][ ] Nuclear thermal rocket
Data : [ ][ ][ ]
Heat : [ ]

This ship was designed with the assumption of earth and it’s moon, but could be seen operating on the moon of an earthlike planet in any T1 system with different mythological references for it’s name.

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