Bubble-class Colonial Ship

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This ship is being deprecated and may no longer be available in the future.


This ship is not spawnable by players. It may still be spawn able by admins but for all intents and purposes should be considered unplayable under normal circumstances.

Basic Information
Short Name: Bubble-class
Manufacturer: Unknown
Faction: Unspecified (Prefix: ISV)
Crew Size: 7
Size: Small
Tags: Generalist, Construction
Buyable: No


While the most famous colony ships were hulking, highly-advanced affairs designed to ferry hundreds-if-not-thousands of settlers to far-off worlds and create cities in a matter of months – the Kalixcian Moonlight, the Candor, the First Train to Fort Sol – the Bubble-class is designed to cater to homesteaders aiming to establish a small ranch or village out in the great vastness of space. The Bubble-class is highly compact but complete with all the necessities for colony creation – extensive R&D equipment, robust mining gear, and a small selection of personal arms for fending off hostile fauna. While the Bubble-class has been historically utilized by the Solarian Federation for colony efforts, their proprietary version has recently been phased out of operation.

Preview Name Officer Slots
Captain No 1
Scientist No 1
Station Engineer No 1
Shaft Miner No 1
Assistant No 3

"The Bubble-class Colonial Ship is a simple shuttle with "frugal" accommodations for its crew. Its cost efficient design has allowed it to see use by many different groups.

The Bubble-class is Nanotrasen's second ship design that made it to the civilian market. Its launch coincided with the start of Nanotrasen's homesteading program which promised ownership of significant stretches of land, provided they lived on the land and improved or developed it in some way. The Bubble-class was advertised as a well-suited and affordable ship for the task, resulting in Bubble-classes being a best-seller and among the most widely manufactured ships in history. The Corporate Wars saw to it that Nanotrasen's control over their colonial sectors was severed. Many homesteaders, instead of being granted the land they were promised, were forced to support a different cause. The abandoned husks of Bubble-class ships can still be seen dotting the landscapes of the frontier-turned-battlefield."
— Excerpt from Ashwalker's Guide to The Galaxy . (F.S. 502)


The Bubble-class' main feature is its research bay and low cost, however it is lacking in everything else. The Shuttle only has a Crew Quarters, Cargo Bay, Research Bay and Engine Maintenance. This ship is un-ideal for crews larger than ~4 crew members.

Equipment & Features:

  • A Crew Quarters equipped with two beds and two cryochambers.
  • A Large Main Hallway connecting the whole ship
  • A Small R&D Department
  • A Cargo bay with 2 Exo-suit Containers and Mining Equipment.
  • A Bridge, with controls and a Hologram Projector.
  • A Plumbing Constructor.


Icon Name Type Slots
Captain Captain 1
Scientist Scientist 1
Station Engineer Ship Engineer 1
Shaft Miner Shaft Miner 1
Assistant Assistant 3


This ship is best used for exploring, mining, and researching. Most of the functions on the ship aren't that good, so trying to find materials to make it better is ideal. Remember, that at the end of the day, this is a COLONY SHIP, so it would be wise to actually start a colony.