Constellation ship specs
ManufacturerRoberts Space Industries
Primary FocusMulti-Function
Secondary FocusFreighter
Maximum Crew4-10 persons (depending on variant)
1 HangarP-52 Merlin Close range fighter[1]
Mass (empty)75 t
Cargo Capacity35 t
Length55.4 m
Height13.4 m
Beam26.6 m
Upgrade Capacity [?]20
Hull ConstructionCarbon nanotube
Max Power Plant Size [?]6
Factory Power PlantWei-Tek HFR2 Plus (S5, Q2, HD/HO)[1]
Top Speed400 kps
Main Thrusters [?]TR6
Factory EngineHammer Propulsion HE 5.5 (TR5, Q2, HE/HO)[1]
Maneuvering Thrusters [?]TR3
Factory Maneuvering ThrustersHydra Propulsion M3-150
Max Shield [?]6[1]
ShieldBehring 6S7A (S5, Q2, Box, Hard)[1]
HardpointsWeapons Systems
Class 24x size 4 (Nacelle) - 4x Behring M5A laser (S3, Q1)[1]
Class 32x size 4, 4x Custom - 2x (8x size 4 Missile Racks + 16 size 5 Missiles)[1]
Class 52x size 4 - 2x (S4, Q2, Laser Repeater, Twin Turret)[1]
Additional EquipmentRSI Jump Engine

Official Description

When you think handsome bounty hunter making his own way in a galaxy of enemies, you think the Constellation. The Constellation, a multi-person freighter, is the most popular ship in RSI’s current production array. Constellations are beloved by smugglers and merchants alike because they are modular, high powered… and just downright iconic-looking. The Constellation includes a manned turret, a large cargo area and a small flight deck capable of launching a snub fighter in its own defense..[2]

The Constellation would serve as an adequate bomber (it is a space superiority ship, after all) ...

–Rob Irving[3]

Ship Brochure

Constellation Variants

The design team is working on 4 additional variants for the Constellation[4]. Variant names shown on a promotional poster released August 8, 2014 were the Andromeda, Aquila, Phoenix, and Taurus.[5]


The Andromeda is the base model available of the Constellation. It comes with a P-52 Merlin.


The Aquila is the exploration-focused variant of the Constellation line. It comes with a redesigned cockpit for extra visibility, an advanced sensor package, a P-52 Merlin, and an Ursa rover used for planet-side exploration.


The luxury variant of the Constellation, the Phoenix, comes with a completely redesigned interior, a sensor-dampened area for discrete cargo storage, a Lynx rover, and the Kruger P-72 Archimedes fighter.


The Taurus is the freight-focused variant, consisting of only the most basic of configuration and an expanded cargo hold, at the expense of a Snub Fighter dock and powerplant size.

Fighter Information

The Constellation carries the P-52 Merlin in its hangar. Other tender ships can be equipped instead, but none of these will be jump-capable[6].

The Phoenix variant comes with P-72 Archimedes, instead, though any Constellation with the snub fighter deck is capable of operating one.

Developer Updates

Variant Names

Cygnus was an early name for one of the Constellation variants.[7]

This was renamed the Phoenix variant.[source?]


2918 Constellation

The constellation model from 2918 is referred to as "the one misstep in RSI's proud lineage[8]", due, potentially, to issues with the construction of the hull and its plating.



See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 RSIIcon Ship Stats on RSI Website (with updates as of May 9, 2014)
  2. Star Citizen Ships Development Document (Note: Page is temporarily inaccessible on the RSI website)
  3. RSIIcon Forum Topic: Ask our Lead Designer: Rob Irving, page 17, comment #457663 on RSI Website
  4. RSIIcon Anniversary Sale Details on RSI Website
  5. RSIIcon Decorate Your Hangar: Free Posters Released! on RSI Website
  6. Chris Roberts’ AMA thread on Reddit
  7. RSIIcon Forum Topic: "Ask a Developer: Star Citizen - Lore", page 45, comment #3097434 on RSI Website
  8. JumpPoint 05.01, from the "Drifter's" short.
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