The Orion is a mobile mining platform manufactured by Roberts Space Industries (RSI). It was designed as a solution for mining concerns that wish to conduct operations using a single ship. Built with an array of dedicated mining equipment, it includes extensive storage for resources, drone docks, and an on-board refinery. RSI advertises the ship as a “one and done” solution for large scale-mining that allows crews to locate, identify, and then extract minerals without needing additional support vessels. It is the largest civilian ship type currently sold by RSI. Roberts Space Industries’ goal has always been to make the stars available to individual Citizens. Now, with the RSI Orion mining platform, RSI is letting individuals take over a process formerly controlled by mega-corporations. The Orion’s features include high-grade turret-mounted tractor beam arrays, plenty of mineral storage, and a cabin designed by the team that brought you the Aurora and Constellation! The listed Cargo Capacity is only for the dedicated Cargo Room and does not account for the mined material capacity in the storage pods which will be detailed later.
Here is a short history of publications about the Orion from the RSI website.
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