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Spacecraft Registry
SCSS Challenger
Challenger crawling to the launch pad
Spacecraft Characteristics
Base HullOV-200 series Space Shuttle
Drive Typex3 ion drives
Drive RatingVariable
Primary ManufacturerHephaestus Mining and Metalworking, Unltd. (licensee)
OwnerArtemis Foundation
Flag of RecordArtemis Foundation
Registry NumberOV-203
Launched27 February 2015
PurposeResearch, support for Station McAuliffe
Primary CrewVaries, depending on mission
Shizuka Hayama (Chief Mechanic)
Other CrewNares (AI)
Operational StatusActive
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The Shuttle that supports Artemis Foundation Main Belt Research Station McAuliffe.

Known Quirks

  • Good Morning Starshine II: The Class Quirk for this model ship. Similar to the class quirk displayed by the Three Graces, the OV-200 Orbiters need music played at the beginning of each workday in order to function at peak efficiency. Unlike the Graces, the same song can be reused (no more than three times in a row per any given month), but each Orbiter needs a distinct genre of music played for the best possible effect; Challenger requires a sea shanty every morning.
  • What have we discovered today? The ship's AI patterns himself after Captain George Strong Nares, commander of the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76 that cataloged over 4,000 previously unknown species. Nares is happiest when this Challenger is exploring.
  • People come, people go, but one remains: Despite the official policy of completely rotating the entire crew after every mission, Chief Mechanic Hayama has been on every Challenger flight since she was first assigned to the ship.

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