February 21st 2015
The RSI Orion is mankind’s premiere spatial mining platform, fully compatible with all Mark IV Remote Mining Devices, and featuring an onboard refinery and a system of saddlebag-class storage units.
For advanced mining operations, the RSI Orion is second to none. The Orion carries a crew of up to six, responsible for flight operations, engineering and manning both turrets and pre-installed drone interfaces.
Onboard accommodations, while industrial in style, support all crew for extended duration mining runs. A genuine complete mining solution, a single Orion can locate, identify and extract lucrative ores, or it can be paired with explorers and transports to form the centerpiece of a larger-scale mining operation! Get to the core of the matter with the all-new RSI Orion.
Read more about Mining in Star Citizen in an exclusive in-depth design post by Tony Zurovec!
|5,400,000 Kg *
|600 standard cargo units (SCU)
|BULK ORE CAPACITY
|MAX POWER PLANT
|FACTORY POWER PLANT
|MAX ENGINE (PRIMARY THRUSTER)
|4 x Size 4 – Tractor Beam
|4 x Size 1 – Flak Guns
|Size 6 Mining Laser
All specifications are subject to change for game balancing.
Unladen. The Orion’s mass will significantly increase when carrying ore. Additionally, please note that mass data for large ships are currently inaccurate in comparison to smaller craft. The Orion’s mass represents our first attempt at a more scientific method for determining mass which will be applied to all large spacecrafts upon review by the design team.
Roberts Space Industries’ goal has always been to make the stars available to individual Citizens. Now, with the RSI Orion mining platform, RSI is letting individuals take over a process formerly controlled by mega-corporations. The Orion’s features include high-grade turret-mounted tractor beam arrays, plenty of mineral storage and a cabin designed by the team that brought you the Aurora and Constellation! The listed Cargo Capacity is only for the dedicated Cargo Room and does not account for the mined material capacity in the storage pods which will be detailed later.
The Orion is being offered for the first time as a limited concept sale. This means that the ship design meets our specifications, but it is not yet ready to display in your Hangar or to fight in Arena Commander. The sale includes Lifetime Insurance on the ship hull and a pair of decorative items for your Hangar. A future patch will add a Orion poster and then once the in-game model is finished you will also be given an in-game Orion mini ship model! In the future, the ship price will increase and the offer will not include Life Time Insurance or these extras.
If you’d like to add one to your fleet, they’re available in the pledge store until Monday March 2nd. You can also view a detail of the Orion in the Holo Viewer in the Tech Overview of the ship page!
We have a mini-game related to this concept sale that will be released for everyone to play during the sale. Stay tuned for when it goes live!
Remember: we are offering this pledge ship to help fund Star Citizen’s development. All of these ships will be available for in-game credits in the final universe, and they are not required to start the game. Additionally, all decorative ‘flare’ items will also be available to acquire in the finished game world. The goal is to make additional ships available that give players a different experience rather than a particular advantage when the persistent universe launches.