Delta-class Frigate

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Basic Information
Short Name: Delta-class
Manufacturer: Unknown
Faction: Unspecified (Prefix: NSSV)
Crew Size: 7
Size: Medium
Tags: Science, Robotics
Buyable: Yes


The Delta is a compact and advanced mining ship that supplements its comparatively small organic crew with a full suite of robotics facilities, including an AI and a host of mining and logistics drones and cyborgs. The Delta's low logistical footprint has thoroughly endeared it to N+S Logistics' upper management, but its cramped accomodations and lackluster defensive armament make it distinctly unpopular with the company's spacefaring employees.

Preview Name Officer Slots
Captain Yes 1
Robotics Contractor No 2
Engineer No 1
Deckhand No 3

The Delta-class is of historical importance, being Nanotrasen's first ship design that saw widespread usage. Earlier models of the Delta-class were used primarily as CentCom Recovery vessels. However, many of these "First Generation" designs were left to gather dust as abandoned derelicts. The modern Delta-class Frigate retains a similar floor-plan to earlier iterations, but is now primarily equipped as a highly specialized research vessel. Boasting an AI core, robotics lab, and a minebot bay, it is a strong choice for any who know how to work with silicons.
— Excerpt from Ships of the Corporate Era. (Issue 125)


The Delta-class comes standard with a minebot bay and robotics labs encouraging you to make use of these to manage your workload, In addition you have the option of activating an AI to help manage your fleet of autonomous vehicles. Easy access to research and manufacturing makes this ship ideal for those who like to mass produce robots, cyborgs or even mechs.

Quick bullet-point rundown of features:

  • Small med-bay coming standard with MMIs for easy brain transfer to an AI core or Borg
  • Cargo Bay with protolathe, circuit printer, mech and cyborg charger, exosuit fabricators and robotics vendor
  • Unique external feed ORM for easy ore collection
  • Minebot bay containing several minebots
  • AI core available for use
  • RnD ready


The roles that can be selected aboard the Delta-class are as follows:

Icon Name Type Slots
Captain Captain 1
Ship's Engineer Ship Engineer 1
Quartermaster Quartermaster 1
Shaft Miner Shaft Miner 1
Assistant Assistants 3

How Should I Pilot This?

The Delta has one specialty that it heavily focuses on, robotics and automation. Read up on your minebot manual and set them to work immediately collecting ore so you can start printing parts and doing research. As with most vessels your initial power output likely won't be enough to contain your ambitions. Your research materials and fabricator will likely be a big bargaining chip with lower tech vessels that you can also use to trade for research-able items and materials should your vessel fail to accrue enough.