102 Vehicles: Specialized Vehicles
Reuter News Van (TL11)
Summary: 2.50 displacement ton box; 5.39 tonnes; kCr 97.7 Chassis: 35.0 kL box (5.1 m long x 2.6 m wide x 2.6 m high); Structure: 413 kg of structurecomp, rated for 2.0Gs, body 0.30 cm thick, sealed to 1 atm Armour: 3 front (0.50 cm, radical slope), 2 sides (0.30 cm), 2 rear (0.30 cm), 2 top (0.30 cm), 2 bottom (0.30 cm) Performance: 735 kW TL11 fusion plus generator; Fuel: 29.1 L of enriched water (29.1 kg), 100 hours supply Propulsion System: 500 kW contragrav with 6 minutes emergency power; Maximum Speed: 167 km/h loaded, 182 km/h unloaded; Range: 16682 km loaded, 18130 km unloaded; Agility: +1DM (2.0G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: pilot; 1 crew station; 5 roomy passenger seats Standard life support, sanitary facilities; Hatches: 1 manual, 2 power; Grav Compensation (1G), Whole vehicle compensated Communications: Orbital Radio (10.00 kW, TL11, SmVcl); Range: 30000 km Regional Maser (10 W, TL11, SmVcl); Range: 30 km Sensors: Active Regional Radar (1.00 kW); Range: 30 km; Resolution: 1.0 mm per km of range Passive Subregional Optical (1 W); Range: 10 km; Resolution: 0.200 mm per km of range Other: Options: recreation space, wet bar Safety Features: licensed for orbital use, anti-hijack system, anti-theft system, Roadgrid, 1 emergency wall patch, fire suppression system 4.0 m3 of lab space; power socket supplies 100 kW; 862 L of cargo space (431 kg); illuminated SmartCoat display on all unused surface area
Where there’s smoke, there’s reporters. With the Reuter news van, any media organization has all the resources it needs to cover any story.
The Reuter’s roomy interior includes a mini-studio (the lab), supported by a rating-2 computer system. Additionally, the manipulator arm mounts a remote-operated camera and the extensive
sensor suite is integrated into the productions.
media production system to further enhance media
With roomy seating for up to five passengers, sanitary facilities, a wet bar, grav compensation and full life support, the Reuter is extremely popular with its crews.
© Robert Prior, 1998.