<< BACK TO RS001 SHIP LISTING ==========++++++++++==========++++++++++==========++++++++++======= Summary: Her Majesty's Star Ship Lollipop, named and often referred to as “The good ship" in the spirit of whimsy which inspired the Canadian Dominion at its height, was launched by the Ministry of Space from the Hongfu shipyards orbitting Titan on AS 4878 / 2181 CE. The launch was officiated by Queen Nadie II herself. While titularly a Canadian mission, the ship played host to an intercommunitarian crew under auspices of the recently organized Solar Community. The primary mission for HMSS Lollipop was as a secondary stage scout for scientific outpost implantation. It was for a permanent outpost of 500 standard anthropometres which the Canadian Dominion had been granted conditional license by the SC Interstellar Consensus. But it was tacitly understood that the Lollipop was to investigate Proxima Centauri b for prospective Terran inhabitation. It was the second such mission to PC since the ill fated Lunar Syndicate probe Sylvan had been destroyed in a stellar flare in 4858 had caused most stakeholders to declare the PC system unfit for Terran life. However a reappraisal of the data recovered by deep space telemetry stations suggested a potential for life yet remained on Proxima Centauri b. HMSS Lollipop held an intercommunal crew of 3^3/42 class Jia robots, 108 humans, 5 Jovian Hurrumirr-subtype63, and 8 bottlenose dolphins. Of these all but 15 were in hibernation. The Patel-V hibernation tank was developped specially for the Lollipop mission, enabling expected decantation mortalities to drop under 10% for the first time. There were also biotic wards of lesser sentients, plants, fungi, robota, Jovianae, and microbae massing at 956 tonnes. The primary drive for traversing the 4.244 ly to Proxima Centauri was one of the first Orion drives approved by the SC since WWIII and the postbellum Compact had outlawed nuclear explosives within the orbit of Plutocharon. The Lollipop was expected to reach a midpoint speed of ~0.3c, with a ETT of ~28y. Ion propulsion and prototype Muon drives were to be used once in the PC system. See Also: Proxima Centauri b-Jia Proxima Centauri b-Yi Proxima Centauri b-Bing Proxima Centauri c 毗鄰星ｂ甲 HMSS Lollipop - Ship Log: 302 >> HMSS Lollipop - Lost+Found-AF7B83 All rights reserved.