Altair (Individual Altair-class spacecraft)

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This article is about the individual vessel. For other uses, see Altair (disambiguation).


Altair
Vessel Profile
Class Altair


History[edit]

Authorized by the Alliance Space Command (ASC), the AS Altair was launched by the Western Alliance to explore Mars. The AS Altair was the first of the Altair-class transports and used a conventional chemical propulsion system. Launched in July, 2017 with a crew of six, the AS Altair was equipped with scientific instrumentation and supplies for the year-long round trip.[1]

The AS Altair had at least three sister ships, including the AS Procyon, which launched a month after the AS Altair and performed the second manned mission to Mars,[1] and the AS Columbia, which launched in 2018 and which was refitted in 2026 to become the first fusion-powered interstellar transport.[2]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 DropShips and JumpShips, p. 6, "Rise of the Western Alliance"
  2. DropShips and JumpShips, p. 7, "Rise of the Western Alliance"

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