The USS Sulacois a Conestoga class starship, designed as a troop and logistics transport.
Sulaco masses 78,000 metric tons and can carry an additional 20,000 tons of cargo. It measures 385 meters in
length. As a troop carrier, Sulaco carries two UD4L Cheyenne dropships
and has sufficient life support capabilities for 90 crew and passengers
to be supported indefinitely. The ship is fully
automated and can sustain and defend itself with the use of an advanced
Artificial Intelligence computer. An android accompanies most missions to monitor the computer and life support systems.
It is powered by a Westingland A-59 3.6 terawatt fusion reactor
using high density lithium hydride for fuel. The high density of the
lithium hydride provides the ship with one whole year of power with only
900 cubic meters of fuel. The reactor itself is protected by armor and
in an emergency, the reactor can vent pressure and eject dangerous
liquids safely into space, preventing damage of the ship itself. It has a
regular acceleration of 0.5g [5 m/s²] and can go a maximum acceleration
of one g, but will burn 16 times as much fuel if it operates at this
speed. Sublight propulsion is provided by four GF-2400 rocket motors
using industrial carbon-diamond as reaction mass. Faster-than-light
propulsion is provided by a hyperdrive tachyon shunt, with a maximum
speed of 0.74 light year per sidereal day. The ship is designed to
operate in space only - if it enters an atmosphere with any type of
gravity, it will not be able to sustain any acceleration and crash.
Snow ↳ “Don’t get me wrong. It’s a dream vacation. I mean, I load up, I go into space, I get inside the maximum-security nuthouse, save the President’s daughter if she’s not dead already, get past all the psychos who’ve just woken up. I’m thrilled that you would think of me.”