AEDF Fleet Manifest





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Note: The following document only includes vessels capable of interplanetary travel, and does not include local or suborbital transfer vehicles such as the STB Bullfrog and Skate-Classes.




Terrestrial Fleet

Thunderbird-Class Multirole Spaceplane


Mass: 5.6t
Length: 14m
Beam: 6.2 (Wings extended), 3.5m (Wings retracted)
Crew: 1
Adopted: 1981
A substantial overhaul of the Dynavane, the Thunderbird uses the combination of compact aerojets and a scramjet assist to achieve "1.5-stage-to-orbit" performance, requiring only an external fuel tank instead of a booster. With the addition of a dedicated crew module, it can transport up to 8 passengers.


Dynavane-Class Multirole Spaceplane


Mass: 4.9t
Length: 12m
Beam: 6.5m (Wings extended), 4m (Wings retracted)
Crew: 1
Adopted: 1965
Adapted from the USAF X-20 Dyna-Soar spaceplane, the Dynavane is a conventional two-stage-to-orbit spaceplane designed to be fitted to a variety of standard lifting platforms. It is capable of carrying up to 6 passengers (or equivalent mass of cargo) to and from Terrestrial orbit.


Zheng He-Class Torch Cruiser


Mass: 88t
Length: 45m
Beam: 18m (40m with solar panels extended)
Crew: 9
Adopted: 1971
A general purpose fusion-engine vessel, these ships are heavily modular, and have been responsible for many of the AEDF's most important exploratory missions. Zheng Hes are the first Authority vessel fitted with dedicated shuttlecraft (Hong Bao-class), enabling them to conduct planetary landings and recovery without specialized equipment.


Yakov Bryus-Class Torch Cruiser


Mass: 75t
Length: 32m
Beam: 12m (35m with solar panels extended)
Crew: 9
Adopted: 1952 (Retrofitted 1970)
Originally a conventional rocket-based vessel intended to supplement NG craft, the Yakov Bryus have since been modified to accept standard fusion engines. Though smaller, slower and less modular than the Zheng He class, their somewhat more robust construction makes them suitable for long-haul missions.


TERFLT is charged with transport operations to and from Earth's surface, as well as the distribution of material and supplies from Terrestrial sources.

  • 5 x Thunderbird
  • 7 x Dynavane
  • 2 x Zheng He
  • 4 x Yakov Bryus

Nightingale-Class Manned Fleet Tender


Mass: 80t
Length: 35m
Beam: 12m (40m with solar panels extended)
Crew: 6
Adopted: 1990
Built from unfinished and recovered Yakov Bryus hulls, the Nightingale is designed for sustained operations over extreme ranges, acting as cargo vessel and mobile repair facility for larger and faster craft.


Sahaayak' Unmanned Repair Vessel


Mass: 7t
Length: 6m
Beam: 2.7m (10.5m with solar panels extended)
Crew: -
Adopted: 1995
The result of a successful information-sharing program with ROSCOSMOS following the fall of the Soviet Union, the Sahayaak' is a simple and reliable remotely-operated repair and structural maintenance vessel based loosely off the orbital module of the Soyuz-T transport capsule.


Sluga Unmanned Cargo Transfer Vessel


Mass: 3t
Length: 6m
Beam: 2.7m
Crew: -
Adopted: 1995
Developed in parallel to the Sahayaak', the Sluga is an extremely lightened Soyuz-T, consisting of little more than a compact fusion engine, cooling systems, and a guidance package. Slugas are capable of sustained acceleration over long distances, ideal for gravity-assist transfer of cargo across the Solar System.


TERFLTMAIN (Terrestrial Fleet Maintenance Squadron) is primarily operated from Terrestrial control centers, and performs running maintenance on INFLT, OUTFLT and TERFLT vessels passing through the immediate vicinity of the Earth-Moon system.

  • 2 x Nightingale
  • 18 x Sahaayak'
  • 25 x Sluga

TERFLTER (Terrestrial Fleet Emergency Reserve) is activated only in the event of an immediate and catastrophic extraterrestrial threat to the Earth-Moon system, and only after conventional military, diplomatic or scientific options have failed.

Notable Vessels:

  • AEDFS Anklebiter, Yakov Bryus
  • AEDFS Syrakousai, Yakov Bryus
  • AEDFS Aura, Yakov Bryus
  • AEDFS Olalla, Yakov Bryus
  • AEDFS Pipemaker, Nightingale
  • AEDFS Ivan Tsarevitch, Thunderbird
  • AEDFS Horizon, Thunderbird
  • AEDFS Mercury, Thunderbird
  • AEDFS Lucifer, Lucifer- Decommissioned 2007




Inner-System Fleet

INFLT's jurisdiction covers the Solar System from the outer edge of the Asteroid Belt to the immediate orbit of the Sun. As this is the area of the highest relative traffic in the Solar System, and the best explored, INFLT maintains the largest operational body of vessels to police and maintain Authority assets in the area.

Lucifer-Class Torch Cruiser


Mass: 101t
Length: 52m
Beam: 20m (55m with solar panels extended)
Crew: 11
Adopted: 2005
The Lucifer-class is the largest conventional vessel in the Authority fleet, a long-range exploration and research vessel optimized for independent long-range operations. Since the decommissioning of AEDFS Lucifer in 2007 due to structural flaws, the production of further Lucifer-class vessels is on hold.


Hecla-Class Extended Operations Vessel


Mass: 90t
Length: 45m
Beam: 25m (40m with solar panels extended)
Crew: 3
Adopted: 1992
A modification of the Zheng He, the Hecla-Class's extended hull is fitted with two contra-rotating semi-rigid centrifuges for the generation of artificial gravity, as well as three large inflatable lab modules and an extended communications suite. Heclas are frequently utilized as semi-mobile space stations.

  • 1 x Lucifer
  • 5 x Zheng He
  • 6 x Yakov Bryus

INFLTMAIN (Inner-System Fleet Maintenance Squadron) acts as a mobile support arm for regular INFLT operations, with fleet tenders frequently accompanying and supporting torch vessels on long-duration missions.

  • 6 x Nightingale
  • 12 x Sahaayak'
  • 10 x Sluga

INFLTEO (Inner-System Fleet Extended Operations Group) provides mobile research and containment facilities used for the preliminary observation, exploration and analysis of extraterrestrial anomalies within the inner solar system.

  • 2 x Hecla

INFLTLNR (Inner-System Fleet Line Reserve) is the emergency operational wing which provides maintenance and crew for the AEDF's 24 Null-gravity Generator (NG)-based vessels dating from 1920-1948. As NG vessels are difficult to maintain and hazardous to the health of their crew, these vessels are kept in a mothballed state and only deployed on a case-by-case basis where their high speeds, maneuvrability and substantial armament can provide effective combat support to more modern AEDF vessels.

Impossible-Class Prototype Null-gravity Cruiser


Mass: 149t
Length: 80m
Beam: 50m
Crew: 30 (Original intended crew 56)
Adopted: 1923
The first modern NG prototype, the Impossible has been repeatedly refitted to bring it up to AEDF operational standards. Though unergonomic and poorly-suited for scientific work, its extremes of acceleration, robust hull, and heavily over-engineered construction make it suitable for operations in environments where more conventional craft would fare poorly.


Lillienthal-Class Null-gravity Cruiser


Mass: 120t
Length: 90m
Beam: 45m
Crew: 24 (Original intended crew 52)
Adopted: 1927
Lillienthal-Class is the collective modern designation for all Authority NG vessels built 1923-1948, and encompasses six distinct but similar sub-variants of NG cruiser. Lillienthals are generally not designed for scientific or exploratory work, but provide a more modern and reliable platform than the Impossible.

  • 1 x Impossible-Class Prototype Null-gravity Cruiser1
  • 23 x Lilitenthal-Class Null-gravity Cruiser

Notable Vessels:

  • AEDFS Lupin, Lucifer, AEDF Combined Fleet Flagship
  • AEDFS Dyson, Zheng He
  • AEDFS Bodhi, Zheng He
  • AEDFS Excelsior, Zheng He
  • AEDFS Traveller, Yakov Bryus
  • AEDFS Tarkas, Helca
  • AEDFS Mars Vizier, Lilienthal-Class



Outer-System Fleet

Due to the logistical difficulties of communications and transport in the considerable volume of space between the Asteroid Belt and the outer layers of the Oort Cloud, OUTFLT operates primarily via the use of semi-autonomous drone craft, which relay information through a small number of manned vessels. OUTFLT's role is thus largely based around remote exploration and detection, as the Authority lacks the manpower, resources and technology to maintain a continuous active presence in this area.

Mayfly-Class Unmanned Torch Vessel


Mass: 71t
Length: 52m
Beam: 20m (55m with solar panels extended)
Crew: -
Adopted: 2007
Converted from components taken from unfinished Zheng He and Lucifer-class hulls, the Mayfly is a fast picket/courier vessel. Its greatly enlarged engine and fuel tanks, as well as a limited-operation Bussard-type ramscoop for refuelling, make it capable of rapid operations over ranges not feasible for a human-crewed vessel.

  • 1 x Lucifer
  • 1 x Zheng He
  • 2 x Yakov Bryus
  • 5 x OOD Mayfly

OUTFLTMAIN (Outer-System Fleet Maintenance Unit) is based out of low Jupiter orbit, and despatches cargo transfer and repair vehicles to other OUTFLT craft when needed.

  • 1 x Nightingale
  • 6 x Sahaayak'
  • 5 x Sluga

OUTFLTEO (Outer-System Fleet Extended Operations) maintains a position close to OUTFLTMAIN in the Jovian system, acting primarily as a communications relay for the rest of OUTFLT.

  • 1 x Hecla

Notable Vessels:

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