Kushan Cryo Trays

Homeworld Statistics

Class: Non-Combat
Build Cost
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Build Time: -
Maneuverability: -
: 50 m/s^2
Max Velocity: 600 m/s
Hit Points: 18,000
Repair Rate: 150/10 s
Firepower: -
Coverage: -
Mass: 4,000* tons

Salvage No.: 1
Nav Lights: 0
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Weapons: Damage: Range: Fire Time:
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The major stumbling block for the plans to start a new colony was life support. The resources needed to keep half a million people alive for years in deep space are simply impossible to store and transport; the Mothership would have to be so huge that no number of fusion plants could move it. To solve the problems of a long spaceflght, our life-scientists turned to cryogenic suspension. With the technology tested and perfected, engineers began filling the cryonic hold with the 500,000 pods that would be required for the voyage.

Volunteers have chosen to surrender as much as 12 years of their lives before the voyage even starts in order to be processed for cold sleep. First, they are prepared and placed in their cryonic pods, where they are slow frozen over a period of two weeks. The pods are then stored in holding areas deep under the surface of Kharak until 100 of them are ready to be placed on a rack module and boosted into space together aboard the heavy lifter units. These racks are then taken to a stable gravitational point called T2, where they are stored requiring minimal power, until the Mothership is ready to take them onboard.

The vast hall aboard the Mothership containing our people is in the most protected and armored area of the vessel. The cryonic vault stretches for three kilometers and is almost a kilometer across. All that is required for life support is a constant supply of power to the freezing units. A deviation of even a single degree can be fatal to the occupants if it occurs outside the intricate revivification procedure. In light of this, even though the 500,000 pods draw their power from the main reactor core, some auxiliary fusion pylons are set into the vault walls, each one capable of handling the power demands of the vault by itself. Boarding and cryogenic placement has been occurring on schedule for the past decade, and should be completed shortly before the Mothership is scheduled to leave the Scaffold.