Constellation

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VIP Ship

This ship is a VIP ship and can only be obtained if you own the VIP Gamepass.

The Constellation was one of three Freighter-class ships to be armed before the removal of all armaments from armed freighters (except Carvainir, which was moved to Battleship)

Description

The Constellation is a large Freighter, once one of the very few to be armed. The Constellation is a VIP ship. The ship has two large sets of thrusters on the back, a large area along the center dedicated to cargo pods, and an anvil-like bridge area.

Interior

To enter the Constellation's interior, step on a teleportation pad located on the back of the ship. Once you are inside, you will be greeted by a slate grey slightly rectangular room with a black "pilot's seat" (brick) in the middle of the room.

Advantages

  • Large cargo hold.
  • Can easily make large amounts of Credits per run given a good economy.
  • High Hull and Shields.
  • Good acceleration.
  • Only takes Silicate, Carbon, and Iridium which are very common ores.

Disadvantages

  • The ship's large width and relatively slow speed make you a prized target for Pirates using bigger Ships.
  • Expensive and requires VIP.
  • Isn't really worth it, since it lost all of its turrets

Strategy

  • Check the Minimap often so you can warp away from any enemy Ships if needed.
  • If anything as strong as a Battleship attacks you, retreat to your Starbase or to a safe area as soon as possible!

Version History

  • One of the 2 Medium Flak Cannons was replaced with a Medium Laser in .61g1.
  • Received a buff in .62a1 that added a second Medium Laser and Medium Flak Cannon.
  • Received a remodel in version .65a.
  • Received two Point Defense Lasers in version .66b.
  • Turn Speed increased from 0.13 to 0.2 and Cargo Hold increased from 5000 to 5500 in version .70a.
  • All Turrets removed in version .71b.
  • Speed and Turn Speed was increased from 45 to 75 and 0.2 to 0.25 in version .72e1.

Trivia

  • In etymology, the name is based on a group of stars that form a pattern in the sky.
  • It is a 2nd VIP ship to be temporarily available to all players before being restricted to VIP players only.
  • You used to be able to unconventionally destroy other Miner and Freighter ships in the Constellation. Technically, you could even raid a base or a planet!
  • It was one of the four Freighters with Turrets, the other being the Patriotic Hercules, Carvainir and the C Class.
  • Although it was supposed to be the first armed Freighter, the Carvainir was designed for the same purpose. The Carvainir however, was classed as a Battleship due to its high firepower.
  • The remodel made it significantly smaller and harder to hit.
  • The remodel was based on the Babylon Five “Icarus” Delta-Class not to be confused with the Icarus Carrier
Old Constellation model