A Word from the IAE…
As the 2946 Intergalactic Aerospace Expo comes to a close, we’d like to thank all the exhibitors, manufacturers, performers and guests for making this year’s event one of the best on record. We would also like to show our appreciation to the Kiel Governors’ Council for their continued support. But even more importantly, we would like to thank every person who came to Eri City to join us and to the millions more who participated over the spectrum. It’s because of all of you that all of this is possible.
However, even as we take a step back to appreciate the amazing time we had this past week, we have already begun to plan for the 2947 Expo. Our goal is to find new ways to make it bigger and better with more ships, more components, more exclusive announcements and more ways to celebrate all things sky and stars.
We sincerely hope you have enjoyed your time with us, and until next year, fly safe.
New to Star Citizen?
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The Ships of 2.6
The following ships will be available in Star Citizen Alpha 2.6 and will be available throughout the week. The lineup includes the Herald information runner, the 85X luxury runabout and the modular Caterpillar transport. You can learn more about all three ships in the video below.
A Word from Roberts Space Industries
It’s hard to think that it’s been over 800 years since RSI revealed the Zeus and forever altered Human history by making space travel available to the masses. A lot has changed since those early days, but RSI’s commitment to producing excellent and reliable spacecraft has not.
From our award-winning Aurora to the iconic Constellation, RSI has a spaceship to fit your needs. Yet, we don’t let our extensive experience keep us from innovating. Constant upgrades and improvements have kept RSI ships on the cutting edge for centuries. To put it simply, we know what it takes to make a great ship because nobody’s done it as long as us.
RSI is thrilled to be a part of the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo to not only celebrate our proud history of “Delivering the Stars” but to show you all we have planned for the years to come.
Where are they now?
The Constellation Aquila is undergoing her final space trials with plans to launch for Star Citizen Alpha 3.0. The RSI Orion mining platform is still in the concept stage, but will enter production as we roll out larger mining mechanics. The current set of Aurora starters will receive a polish pass to bring them to the current standard for flight ready ships and the remaining two Constellation models, the Taurus transport and the Phoenix luxury ship, are scheduled to have their flight passes in the coming months.
RSI Intro Pack
This introductory collection of ships from Roberts Space Industries features an Aurora CL and Constellation Aquila. Everything you need to get around this system and the next.
RSI Mega Pack
Featuring a full range of ships from Roberts Space Industries, this select package offers something for everyone from luxurious rides to hardworking hulls.
The Gladius Valiant
Created as part of the ‘Masters of Flight’ series in conjunction with the flight-sim Arena Commander, the Valiant pays tribute to famed defense pilot Condi Hillard for being the first Human on record to defeat a Vanduul in combat. This Gladius comes equipped with a specialized dogfighting focused loadout and a custom special edition livery honoring her iconic ship.
A Word from Drake Interplanetary
Drake Interplanetary continues to defy expectations. When the original Cutlass design lost out on a government contract, we brought it to the civilian market to great success. When the critics claimed no one would buy the Dragonfly because flying it “looked dangerous”, we broke sale records for open canopy ships.
With every year they attend the Expo, Drake’s line up grows more dynamic and diverse. From hauling cargo with the Caterpillar and info with the Herald, to protecting convoys with the Cutlass and Buccaneer, and speeding above planet surfaces on a Dragonfly, we make sure that you can live the life you want to lead.
To those who say it can’t be done, Drake Interplanetary says “challenge accepted.”
Where are they now?
The Cutlass Black is currently flight ready and the Caterpillar and Herald will join it in Star Citizen Alpha 2.6. The Black is also undergoing a major overhaul, which is almost complete. The Red and Blue variants will follow. Work on the Drake Dragonfly (in multiple colors!) has been completed and it will launch alongside planetary exploration in Star Citizen Alpha 3.0. The Drake Buccaneer is undergoing initial modeling and will be one of our next targets for flight ready status.
Drake Intro Pack
This introductory collection of ships from Drake Interplanetary, featuring a Dragonfly, Cutlass Black, and Caterpillar, would make for the perfect start for some enterprising entrepreneurs.
Drake Mega Pack
Featuring a wide variety of ships from Drake’s stable, this select package offers not only the perfect way to move cargo and info through the ’verse, but great options to protect it as well.
A Word from MISC
Simple and efficient design has been a MISC cornerstone from the very beginning. Formed in the Centauri System in 2805, the company started by producing heavy industrial machinery and bulk freighters, like the Hull series, that won acclaim for their durability and ease of use. As the company’s ambitions grew, so did their market share. Though some claimed the civilian ship field was saturated, MISC saw the chance to bring their signature style to a wider market.
After signing an unprecedented lend lease agreement with the Xi’An, MISC began to incorporate incredible new xeno-tech into civilian ships like the Freelancer and Reliant. This blend of revolutionary, alien design along with MISC’s signature form and function is why the company has been deemed “the future of spaceflight” by the Terra Gazette.
MISC is honored to be a part of this year’s Intergalactic Aerospace Expo, and excited to show off the ships we’ve worked so hard to perfect.
Where are they now?
MISC’s Starfarer tanker succesfully kicked off a number of Star Citizen’s mutlicrew and larger ship systems earlier this year; it’s flight ready in Crusader today. The base Freelancer and Reliant are also currently flyable. The Freelancer will recieve another pass to bring it up to the current standards, and the variants will be made flight ready as part of this process. The Reliant variants are also in development, although some of them will require additional game systems that have not yet gone live (such as the broadcasting system used in the news van.) The Hull series will serve as an important testbed for our cargo systems, with the Hull A and Hull C being built out as the ‘flagships’ of the line. The Hull B, D and E will follow, based on the artwork and the lessons learned on the first two. The Endeavor and modules are in concept, with additional implementation work planned for next year. MISC also has an unannounced concept ship in the works, aiming to place well in the 2947 Murray Cup!
MISC Intro Pack
This introductory collection of ships from MISC is a great way to get any hauling company off on the right foot. No matter what you’ll need to transport, this package of dependable ships will have you covered.
MISC Mega Pack
There is one thing true about all MISC ships and that is they work hard to help you work smart. This special collection features a wide variety of MISC to meet a wide variety of industrial needs and tackle almost any job.
The Aegis Sabre Comet
Created as part of the ‘Masters of Flight’ series in conjunction with the flight-sim Arena Commander, the Comet pays tribute to famed pilot Captain Kamur Dalion for his work with Aegis to usher in a new era of combat ship design. This Sabre comes equipped with a specialized dogfighting focused loadout and a custom special edition livery honoring this iconic ship.
A Word From Anvil …
Since the company’s inception, the UEE has not waged a military campaign without Anvil Aerospace ships at the forefront. Ships like the Hornet and Gladiator have redefined the battlefield with the Hornet destroying more enemy hardware than all other active Navy space fighters combined. With such a strong track record and reputation, it’s no surprise Anvil has found success in the civilian markets too.
Besides building iconic fighters, Anvil’s ship line-up has expanded to include long-range exploration and scanning ships, like the Carrack and Terrapin respectively, and even a dedicated repair ship, the Crucible. Despite the focus on different disciplines, each spacecraft has been expertly designed and built to last.
If the UEE trusts Anvil Aerospace to protect the Empire, then you can trust it to protect yours.
Where are they now?
Anvil ships fight harder! The entire Hornet lineup and the Gladiator are flyable in Star Citizen Alpha 2.5, and the special edition variant will be added in 2.6. The military version of the Hornet, the F7A, was recently completed for use in Squadron 42. The Carrack, Crucible and Terrapin are in the concept phase and will move on to implementation shortly (likely in that order.) An additional Anvil design is in the works right now, a sturdy, older fighting ship.
Anvil Intro Pack
From patrolling a sector against Vanduul incursion to resolving a conflict with hostiles, this introductory collection of ships from Anvil is ready to tackle a variety of offensive and defensive missions.
Anvil Mega Pack
This collection of ships from Anvil is the perfect opportunity to own and fly the civilian versions of many of the spacecraft that the UEE Navy uses to defend our Empire.
A Word from Origin Jumpworks …
The Intergalactic Aerospace Expo is a celebration of flight, and as much as it is a chance for us at Origin Jumpworks to show off our own ships, getting together with others who love flying as much as we do is equally important. It is that love that’s truly at the heart of everything we do here at Origin. The thrill of an M50 roaring to life as your hand slides the throttle forward. The joy as you watch a new sunrise crest over the horizon for the first time in your 890 Jump. The quickening of your heart as the afterburner kicks on in the 85X. We understand that we’re not just building ships, but that we are crafting experiences.
With our Empire-renowned design team at the helm, their passion for flight translates directly into some of the most elegant and exciting ships available today. We encourage you to come experience our distinct line of vehicles here at the Expo and join us in celebrating.
Where are they now?
The 300i and variants are currently flyable in Star Citizen Alpha 2.5. They will recieve a polish update to bring them to current standards in the future. The M50 is flyable (and raceable) today and the 85X is on track to be included with Star Citizen Alpha 2.6. The 890 JUMP is still in concept and will be built out by the artists and designers at Foundry 42. The team at ORIGIN may have the smallest lineup of the initial set of companies today… but they intend to change that with the launch of a dedicated multicrew ship for 2947.
Origin Intro Pack
This introductory collection from Origin Jumpworks offers pilots with exacting standards and distinguished taste the opportunity to race through the Empire in comfort and luxury.
Origin Mega Pack
Speed and elegance. Refinement and precision. Customers have come to expect only the best from Origin Jumpworks, and this select collection of ships delivers just that.
AEGIS AVENGER TITAN RENEGADE VARIANT
Created as part of the ‘Masters of Flight’ series in conjunction with the flight-sim Arena Commander, the Renegade pays tribute to famed pilot Danny Solomon for his notable work with the Advocacy to bring justice to Bremen. This Avenger Titan comes equipped with a specialized dogfighting focused loadout and a custom special edition livery honoring this iconic ship.
A Word from The Exotic Ship Manufacturers Council …
Space is a vast and diverse place, so why fly the same ship as everyone else? The Exotic Ship Manufacturers Council (ESMC) represents a wide range of companies producing everything from the ARGO utility vehicle to AopoA’s Khartu-Al. The Council’s goal is to raise awareness about the diverse array of ships being crafted throughout the universe.
The ESMC was formed after the 2941 Intergalactic Aerospace Expo when Crusader Industries and Consolidated Outlands were unable to get space in the main Expo hall to display their ships. By uniting together and forming a coalition with other more unique manufactures they were able to return in 2942 and rent the entirety of the main hangar to highlight their diverse array of ships and vehicles. The alliance has stayed firm ever since, as the increased exposure has brought intriguing and unusual ships, like the Banu-crafted Merchantman, to a wider audience.
Where are they now?
The Merlin snub fighter, the Khartu-al, both Argos and the entire Mustang lineup are currently flyable in Star Citizen 2.5. The Merchantman, Archimedes and Starliner are awaiting resources for implementation. A third Argo module is in development, as are two further alien ships which will be offered on the human market. There has also been a great deal of discussion about Starliner options, although none of them are scheduled yet.
Exotic Intro Pack
This introductory collection features offerings from Kruger Intergalactic, Consolidated Outlands, and AopoA to fill your hangar with three of the fastest and most agile ships on offer from these unique manufacturers.
Exotic Mega Pack
The Exoctic Ship Manufacuter Council has selected a wide range of ships to offer as part of this collection that features ships from six separate manufacturers.
A Word from Aegis Dynamics…
When Aegis Dynamics attended its first Intergalactic Aerospace Expo in 2787, we used it as an opportunity to give the public a chance to see many of our ships that were reserved for military use. We have returned every year since, and in that time, we, as a company, have undergone many changes. For example, several of our Naval combat ships have become available for purchase in civilian models, including the Sabre light fighter which we premiered at last year’s Expo.
We are thrilled to be able to continue this proud tradition at the 2946 IAE and hope you enjoy getting up close with ships like the Reclaimer, as much as we enjoy creating them. In addition, fans are encouraged to stop by the Aegis booth for a chance to meet some of the Navy’s most decorated veteran pilots and hear their experiences flying Aegis ships, as well as their tips for getting the most out of these powerful machines. Look forward to seeing you there!
Where are they now?
Aegis’ powerful military lineup is coming online rapidly! The Avenger, Gladius, Retaliator, Sabre, Vanguard and Starfarer Gemini are flight ready as of Star Citizen Alpha 2.5. The Redeemer is hangar ready, but will require a significant update to take flight. The Reclaimer and additional Retaliator and Vanguard modules are also in production. Concept artists are working on a top secret Aegis design to launch next year.
Aegis Intro Pack
For those looking to expand their combat options, this introductory collection of ships from Aegis Dynamics is a great place to start.
Aegis Mega Pack
One of the most prolific ship manufacturers in the Empire, Aegis Dynamics has put together this expansive curated collection of some of their most notable vehicles.
ANVIL HORNET WILDFIRE VARIANT
Created as part of the ‘Masters of Flight’ series in conjunction with the flight-sim Arena Commander, the Wildfire 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 loadout preferences and a custom special edition livery honoring her iconic ship.
As announced during the anniversary livestream, a limited number of Idris-P and Javelin class capital ships will be available over the weekend. UEE War Bond editions will be available in four allotments to allow Citizens around the world an opportunity. Each allotment will include 200 Idris-P frigates and 50 Javelin destroyers. War Bond times are 3pm Pacific on Friday, 9pm Pacific on Friday, 3am Pacific on Saturday and 9am Pacific on Sunday. A final allotment which may be purchased with store credit will be available at 9am Pacific on Sunday.
Day Nine – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH – GRAND FINALE
THE ESPERIA PROWLER
Straight from annals of history comes one of the most legendary ships of the First Tevarin War, beautifully and meticulously recreated by the dedicated craftsman and astroengineers at Esperia. Designated “Prowler” by the UPE Navy pilots who first encountered it in battle, this Tevarin armored personnel carrier developed a fearsome reputation for infiltrating enemy stations and ships and delivering teams of Naulle, elite Tevarin boarders, to wreak havoc on unsuspecting Humans.
Now, centuries later, Esperia is making this unique ship once again available to collectors and military enthusiasts alike, preserving the feel and design of the Tevarin original while updating it to modern standards of efficiency and safety. And like all of Esperia’s ships, these are more than mere showpieces, these works of art were made to fly.
Behind Enemy Lines
There is a reason that the Prowler made its mark on history. At the time, the ship was one of the most advanced and cutting edge pieces of combat technology to grace a battlefield, and Esperia’s Prowler continues that tradition today. An ideal vessel for infiltration, boarding, troop deployment, extraction, fleet security and stealth missions, the Prowler’s distinctive hull can not only hold 16 persons, but it can rapidly deploy them thanks to its series of airshield portals. While common today, airshields were first developed by the Tevarin and changed the face of war thanks to the ease in which their troops could move in and out of the Prowler.
Overall, the Tevarin’s expertise in shields far outpaced Humanities own as exemplified by the Phalanx Shield that comes standard with the Prowler. A point defense shield that provides a very strong but limited protective face, the Phalanx Shield was one of the reasons that the Prowler became such a significant defensive force when flown in a squad with shields deployed and its wide variety of defensive countermeasures at the ready.
In addition, the Prowler’s Grav-Lev plates give additional flight control when traversing along uneven surfaces. This comes quite in handy when trying to position the Prowler alongside a large capital ship or inside a planetary fortification. As does the remote turret positioned along the upper spine for full 360 offense.
From silently infiltrating an unsuspecting enemy hangar to charging in to get forces where they’re most needed, the Esperia Prowler is a piece of history ready to make a whole bunch more.
About the Sale
The Prowler is being offered for the first time as a limited concept sale. This means that the ship design meets our specifications, but it is not yet ready to display in your Hangar, fight in Arena Commander or fly in the Alpha. The sale includes Lifetime Insurance on the ship hull and a pair of decorative items for your Hangar. A future patch will add a Prowler poster and then once the in-game model is finished you will also be given an in-game Prowler mini ship model! In the future, the ship price will increase and the offer will not include Life Time Insurance or these extras.
Remember: we are offering this pledge ship to help fund Star Citizen’s development. The funding generated by sales such as this is what allows us to include deeper, non-combat oriented features in the Star Citizen world. Concept ships will be available for in-game credits in the final universe, and they are not required to start the game.
Additionally, please note that the Prowler will be entering the ship pipeline now, it will ultimately be released after other concept ships have been completed. All decorative ‘flare’ items will also be available to acquire in the finished game world. The goal is to make additional ships available that give players a different experience rather than a particular advantage when the persistent universe launches.
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