From two distant locations in the universe, two ships depart at approximately the same time. Their destiny is to meet and an adventure awaits the
brave crews stationed within their hulls.
Faster Than Light and capable of using wormholes, crammed with extensive technological advances, devastating firepower and defensive shields., they
are a veritable match for each other.
Earth Federation, departs from LagrangeOne
, a permanent orbital outpost
situated near the home planet.
A carrier, the USS Nimitz was lost in the Alpha Centauri region of space and our mission is to take the Penelope there to try and locate any signs of
the missing crew. This mission is classified High Priority.
The USS Nimitz has not reported in for nearly two months now.
We are to investigate, search for survivors, and report our findings to Earth Command.
Command Staff: 9
Navigation - Filled
Medicine - Filled
Science - OPEN
Engineering - Filled
Communciations - OPEN
Security - Filled
Supply - OPEN
Marine Commander - OPEN
Fighter Wing Commander - Filled
There should be at least 1000 - 2000 personnel attached to the Marine contingent to act as a defense/boarding force if needed.
There are a total of 72 Starfighters docked in the USS Penelope and they include the following:
1 Fighter Pilot, 5 Technicians, 5 Weapons Specialists. - - SO:
72 Pilots, 360 Techs and 360 Weapons Specs total.
The rest of the crew laydown I'll leave to my officers' discretion as to how they want to man their sections. The Total Crew number is just to
provide PLENTY of leeway on number of personnel needed.
Nenothtu - as current head of security operations, you have operational control over all Marines on board until we get a proper Commander for that -
you also have Security personnel.
Seeker - I love your ideas for the weapons. Just give me some elaboration so I'll know what they do. We can incorporate them into the Penelope at any
time. The following are my ideas:
Short Range: Armor Piercing Solid Projectiles
Shield Depleting Energy Rounds
Long Range: Ship to Ship Capital Artillery Canister Guns (Heavy)
Ship to Space (Anti-Fighter) Canister Guns
Seeker, we can fit in yours wherever, just let me know something.
Static Repulsion Field (Anti-Projectile)
Triple Titanium amor plating
Energy dispersal fields
Anti Missle Chaff and Flak Tubes
Six Bays capable of housing an overall total of 72 fighter craft, their support crews and their weaponry line the sides of the (design 1 picture)
The command center is locate on the top of the ship, near the center where the little round thing comes to a head. lol - sorry - I can't really
elaborate better than that.
There are two primary medical facilities on board - one for normal crew operations and one for the fighter pilots/marines in case of injuries during
ship to ship combat. (DJMessiah, if you have any suggestions for the medical stuff, feel free to pipe in at any time.)
The ship contains enough rooms and quarter to house all 15,510 personnel. We assume that like the Earth military of old, lower ranks equal more to a
room to conserve space.
The Penelope contains two food processing and storage facilities, capable of sustaining a crew of 16,000 for 3 years without resupply. These
facilities are paired with water treatment and recycling facilities capable of sustaining the same size crew for 2 years without resupply.
There is an on-board air generation facility which uses principles found in plant life to help generate oxygen and recycle it. Since this technology
was discovered 100 years ago, it is able to run almost indefinitely these days.
The engines are twin Super-Quad 51J FTL "Bender" Drives. The exhaust cones are solely for sub-FTL travel, as the ship actually uses on-board
wormhole generators to move about the galaxy. (JohnQ, as you are the Chief Engineer, this is your baby and I want to see you treat it as such. Chime
in with any suggestions and modifications you'd like to see or make to the stock Earth design.)
The ship has three primary computer banks.
The sensor systems work by three modes:
Passive Scan. - This mode is for detecting any upcoming threats or anomalies to the ship and is always running, regardless of alert status or any
other running modes the ship may be in.
Active Scan. - This mode is for directly scanning any vessels, objects, etc. the crew would like to know more about.
Long-Range Scan. - This is high on power consumption but is capable of presenting near-real time data of the surrounding 500ly of space when used.
The ship does not carry probes.
A "Universal Translator" was a thing of fiction in the 20th century and for all practical purposes, may forever be. However, by using the knowledge
amassed from all Earth languages, the Penelope's computers are able to analyze vocal and linguistic information gained from new species to attempt to
build a common grounds for communication.
The ship can operate with the following limitations to communications:
Real Time for out to 50ly
Near Real time for out to 50-100ly with a delay of 5s.
Near Real time for out to 100-200lywith a delay of 10s.
Anything further is sent in a "data burst" which can take longer times depending on distance and method of receipt.
The ship has internal PA communications systems for intra-ship communications by the Captain and other ranking personnel.
The ship has an internal "personal use" system for personnel to call each other.
The ship has access to the "Galactic Interweb" - (Equivalent to the internet)
Orion Alliance, departs from the Rigellian outpost in the
- Captain - Cadbury [AWOL]
Their mission remains UNKNOWN
Communications officer visible_villain [suicide]
Senior Celestial Navigator - Fook Gai Dan [murdered]
Navigation Officer - Skyfloating [desertion]
[edit on 3/6/09 by masqua]