Pledge ships will replace a player's starting ship. Pledge ships can be lost[1]. If a player's pledge ship is destroyed, it will be replaced with a new one only if they have insurance (Standard or Lifetime)[2]. Pledge ships bought after July 6th, 2013 will not have lifetime insurance, and must instead use standard insurance. The exception to this is if the player is an Original or Veteran Backer having already purchased a Pledge ship before July 6th, 2013. For details you can find them on this page: Lifetime Insurance Clarification They may continue to purchase new ships or game packages until the November 26th deadline. Lifetime insurance will not cover your cargo or any upgrades you made to it. You can also upgrade to a bigger pledge ship during the crowdfunding phase by pledging additional money.

Hornet ship specs
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace
Primary FocusDogfighting
Secondary FocusInterception
Maximum Crew1 person
Mass (empty)20–22 t
Cargo Capacity0-4 t
Upgrade Capacity [?]4-6
Max Power Plant Size [?]3-4
Top Speed200
Main Thrusters [?]TR4
Factory EngineTR3 or TR4
Maneuvering Thrusters [?]TR2
Factory Maneuvering ThrustersAnvil Aerospace Flex MK2
Anvil Aerospace Joint MK2
ShieldGorgon Defender AllStop FR
HardpointsWeapons Systems
Class 1Class 1 Weapon Systems
Class 2Class 2 Weapon Systems
Class 3Class 3 Weapon Systems
2-4×Class 4Class 4 Weapon Systems
Additional EquipmentN/A or Stor-All Big Box (model H)

Hornet models

The Hornet is available in a civilian and a military Version.

F7A Hornet

The F7A Hornet is the military version of the Hornet. It is equipped with military class components and is ready for any fight.

F7C Hornet

The F7C Hornet is the civilian version of the Hornet. It is heavily redesigned to fit non-military components. But it still is a robust fighter.

F7C-R Hornet Tracker

The F7C-R Hornet Tracker is a civilian version of the Hornet that is equipped with an advanced sensor suite. It is the tracker version of the normal Hornet.

F7C-S Hornet Ghost

The F7C-S Hornet Ghost is a civilian version of the Hornet that is equipped with equipment and a hull that resist, deflect, and absorb sensor readings for "stealth". The F7C-S is also painted solid black and uses an engine that produces less visible light, making it hard to see visibly as well.

F7C Hornet Wildfire

The F7C Hornet Wildfire is a civilian version of the Hornet that pays tribute to famed pilot Aria Reilly for her distinguished service with the legendary Squadron 42. This Hornet comes equipped with her own personally selected load out preferences and a custom special edition livery honoring her iconic ship.

F7C-M Super Hornet

The F7C-M Super Hornet is a civilian version of the Hornet that is equipped as closely to mil-spec as possible. It is only slightly varied from the F7A in that it has an extra seat and includes a jump drive standard.

Official Description

The Hornet is the civilian version of the F7A Hornet flown off of the elite Bengal carrier Vanguard of the UEE Navy. While not outfitted for long range runs, the Hornet can take her share of hits… and dish out a consistent, powerful response. The Hornet may be uglier than anything from Origin’s lineup, but pilots love them for their rugged reliability.[3]

NOTE: On the military version of the Hornet the two Class 4 hardpoints are utilized by a Ball Turret with twin Laser Gatlings and a Canard Turret with twin Neutron Guns. The Ball Turret takes 4 Upgrade Slots (It's a ball turret or the decent size cargo hold).

The Hornet (which will be a little different than the military one) is the one you'll want if you want to focus on dog fighting and maneuverability vs. trading or being an all around ship. It can still haul cargo but not so much with an additional module and its really set up more as a mercenary / bounty hunter / escort style ship.

–Chris Roberts

From official pledge description: High-end ship focused towards dogfighting/combat.


The Hornet has one 4-rated vectored main engine thruster, four 2-rated flex maneuvering jets (with the front two also performing retro duties) on the top and four 2-rated jointed thrusters on the bottom.[3][4]

See Also

Ship brochures


  1. RSIIcon Insurance FAQ and Update on RSI Website
  2. RSIIcon Insurance FAQ on RSI Website
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Citizen Ships Development Document (Note: Page is temporarily inaccessible on the RSI website)
  4. RSIIcon Ship Stats on RSI Website


Freelancer glamour shot
ManufacturerMusashi Industrial & Starflight Concern
FocusMedium Freight
Minimum Crew1
Maximum Crew4
Standalone Price$125[1]
Mass (empty)26,000 Kg[2]
Cargo Capacity66 SCU
Upgrade Capacity [?]10
Max Power Plant Size [?]5
Factory Power PlantGNP Tonnerre-00
Main Thrusters [?]TR5
Factory EngineArcCorp Arc Duo 400 (TR4)
Maneuvering Thrusters [?]TR2
Factory Maneuvering ThrustersMISC XiTech
Max Shield [?]5[2]
ShieldBehring 5MA Chimalli
HardpointsWeapons Systems
Class 2Behring Mk VI laser cannon
(2 additional available)
Class 3Behring Executioner twin (underwing)
Class 5Behring M5A twin turret
Additional EquipmentTarsus Leaper Jump Engine
StarCitizen 22

The Freelancer is the base Freelancer model produced by Musashi Industrial & Starflight Concern. The Freelancer has Xi'an technology in its design.

MISC is known for producing efficient, modular, middle-of-the-road ships, primarily transports of different sizes. Freelancers are used as long haul merchant ships by major corporations, but they are just as frequently repurposed as dedicated exploration vessels by independent captains who want to operate on the fringes of the galaxy. Don’t let some of the alien technology in the cockpit surprise you: the Freelancer’s design owes several of its internal systems to a lend-lease deal with the Xi'an.[3][4]

The Freelancer follows the MiSC-HI concept of extreme modularity on a smaller, more distinctive hull. Initially marketed as an efficient long-haul merchant ship for private enterprises, the Freelancer quickly became the ship of choice for dedicated explorers. With the range of a transport plus room to install advanced scanning and jump technology, Freelancers have enabled their captains to chart a number of new jump points in recent years. With a noted engine upgrade capacity and the ability to maneuver better than any other dedicated transport ship, it is no wonder the Freelancer’s roles continue to expand.

It can also be said of the Freelancer that it has inspired more debate than any other spacecraft on the market. Detractors claim the hull is unattractive, that the cockpit’s field of view is unnecessarily limiting and that on paper it is not suited to the roles it has expanded to fill. Freelancer’s supporters, however, are equally dedicated to the ship. They argue vehemently that the ship is the secret of their business success: that rare cost-effective ship that fulfills many of the same roles as the RSI Constellation, but requiring far fewer crew.

In some sense, the Freelancer image has begun to appear at odds with that of MISC itself: dashing space captains charting new frontiers on a wing and a prayer versus heavily organized corporate governance. The truth is, the Freelancer project would not exist without that governance. Every aspect that makes the design popular for independent pilots was carefully researched, analyzed, tested and produced. From the optimal radar package placement to the vacuumform cupholders, the components of the Freelancer went through hundreds of thousands of man hours in an effort to produce a design that comes together seamlessly.[5]

Freelancer Brochure

See Also





  1. RSIIcon Freelancer Standalone Price on RSI Website
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 RSIIcon Ship Stats on RSI Website (with updates as of June 6, 2014)
  3. Star Citizen Ships Development Document (Note: Page is temporarily inaccessible on the RSI website)
  4. RSIIcon Ship Stats on RSI Website
  5. RSIIcon Galactic Guide: MISC on RSI Website
  6. RSIIcon Hull B Q&A, Cargo Chart section on RSI Website

300i flight visual
ManufacturerOrigin Jumpworks
Maximum Crew1[1]
Standalone Price$55[2]
Mass (empty)20,085 Kg [1]
Cargo Capacity4 Standard Cargo Units [3]
Length24 m[1]
Height7 m[1]
Beam16 m[1]
Upgrade Capacity [?]6[1]
Hull ConstructionMetal
Max Power Plant Size [?]3[1]
Factory Power PlantACOM StarHeart III[1]
Main Thrusters [?]1× TR4[1]
Factory EngineHammer Propulsion HE 5.3 (TR3)[1]
Maneuvering Thrusters [?]12× TR1[1]
Factory Maneuvering Thrusters10× Origin Scalpel Precision[1]
Origin Omni Precision[1]
ShieldGorgon Defender AllStop[1]
HardpointsWeapons Systems
Class 1A&R Omnisky VI laser cannons[1]
Class 2Nothing equipped[1]
Class 3Nothing equipped[1]

The 300i is an all-purpose luxury ship produced by Origin Jumpworks. As a versatile ship it serves as the base for all models of the 300 series.RSIIcon Origin Jumpworks 300 series brochure on RSI Website (14.3MB PDF download)[4]

All ships in the 300 series are built with the focus on comfort.[5]

Common equipment

  • A&R Omnisky laser cannons
  • Gorgon Defender shield
  • Atlas pilot's seat
  • berth for longer spaceflight
  • reinforced armor plating
  • brushed metal hull
  • retractable landing gear
  • macetree rubber wheels
  • industry standard attach points for every component system
  • tactile response illuminated dashboard
  • built-in touch panels for remote control of all subsystems
  • yoke

The different 300 series models are compared in a dedicated article. 

Developer Updates

Interior Design Update

The 300i's interior is not expected to get a rework until at least the release of Arena Commander version 2.[6]

300i Recall

In June 2944, Origin Jumpworks issued a recall on its 300i spacecraft due to issues regarding their coolant systems.

See Also





  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 RSIIcon Ship Stats on RSI Website
  2. RSIIcon 300i Standalone Price on RSI Website
  3. 3.0 3.1 RSIIcon Hull B Q&A, Cargo Chart section on RSI Website
  4. RSIIcon Ship Stats on RSI Website
  5. RSIIcon Origin Jumpworks 300 series brochure on RSI Website (14.3MB PDF download), p. 12
  6. RSIIcon Forum Topic:"300i interior design", page 2, comment #3928846 on RSI Website

Aurora Signature
ManufacturerRoberts Space Industries
Maximum Crew1
Mass (empty)15–18.5 t
Cargo Capacity12-24 Standard Cargo Units[1]
Length18.5 m
Upgrade Capacity [?]2–4
Main Thrusters [?]TR2 or TR3
Maneuvering Thrusters [?]TR1
HardpointsWeapons Systems
Class 1Class 1 Weapons Systems
Class 2None
Class 3Class 3 Weapons Systems
Class 4None

Aurora is an affordable ship produced by Roberts Space Industries. This single-seater designed in 2943 is liked for its versatility as it can be modified to serve a wide range of purposes. The manufacturer is well aware of this and offers the Aurora in five different models, each intended for a specific use.

Most pilots move up from an Aurora as quickly as their credit accounts allow… but a select few regard flying this venerable spacecraft as a badge of honor![2]

Aurora Variants

The different Aurora models are compared in a dedicated article. Here is a general overview.[3]

All models sport a nanocarbon body and the proprietary IDAssess software for the sensors.


The Aurora Essential is the cheapest model. It only has a TR2 engine, unlike the other models. Its basic shield and no pre-installed equipment in the hardpoints make it an affordable ship for basic exploration. The upgrade capacity of 4 make it an easily modifiable ship matched only by the most expensive deluxe Aurora model (LX) with regards to modifiability.


This is the more combat-ready version of the Aurora. The Marque comes equipped with two M3A laser cannons enhanced with a high quality gun cooling system. It has a reasonably strong TR3 engine for its low weight. It can be used for interdiction.


The Clipper model is predestined for light mercantile and transport use. It has a slightly weaker and smaller engine than the other models but has enough room for an extra bulk cargo pod which doubles the cargo capacity to 36 Freight Units[1]. The Clipper can be optionally upgraded with a jump scanner for easier navigation during long cargo hauls.


This is a more heavily-armed version of the Aurora dedicated to combat duties. It is used by milita forces and as  a light patrol craft. The Legionnaire is the heaviest of all Aurora models. It uses a very powerful engine with a level 2 overdrive, a good shield, and is pre-equipped with weapons better than the Marque model.


This is the Deluxe [4] version of the Aurora. It has powerful engines with a level 1 overdrive, a good shield, offensive weapons, and a high upgrade capacity which make up for its high price. The LX can be easily modified to individual needs. It is often used for exploration and light mercantile.


The Aurora is the modern day descendant of the Roberts Space Industries X-7 spacecraft which tested the very first jump engines. [2]

Ship Brochures

In Game

The Aurora is, through a very loose definition, the first flyable "Multi crew" ship in Star Citizen, as an ejected pilot can board the ship and enter the bed, while the pilot remains flying. This was discovered by pilots Edward Teller and Victor Gravit, and can be seen in a fan-made video.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 RSIIcon Ship Stats on RSI Website (with updates as of May 21, 2014)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Citizen Ships Development Document (Note: Page is temporarily inaccessible on the RSI website)
  3. RSIIcon 2943 Roberts Space Industries Aurora brochure on RSI Website (11.4MB PDF download)
  4. RSIIcon Ship Stats on RSI Website
  5. YTIcon Star Citizen Multi crew aurora on RSI YouTube Channel


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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