Modified Science Ship
Fast Throttle (minor)
Aerial Transport Operations/Science Ship d2
Space Navigation d2
Space Transport Operations/Science Ship d2
Dimensions (LxBxH): 106×125×48
Speed Class: 5/8 hard burn
Fuel Capacity: 60 tons (400 hours)
Cargo Capacity/Maximum Deck Load: 480 tons, 1 ton internal weapons
Crew Quarters: 6 single cabins
Passenger Capacity: 2 double cabins
Armament: Four 100-pound short-range explosive missiles concealed in the right wing’s sensory-array pod
Price: Unknown (but extremely expensive)
Freedom’s Flight’s builders designed her for a wealthy philanthropist dedicated to scientific causes. They built a shiny performance ship with great fuel economy containing all the equipment one needs for exploration and research—a top-flight navigation system, sensor array, and numerous laboratories. The philanthropist became a fugitive after performing unlicensed terraforming of a moon on the Rim. The bounty hunter Xi Wang Black captured him and turned him over to Alliance authorities.
Black falsely declared the ship destroyed during the fugitive’s pursuit and kept the ship. He renamed it and sold most of its scientific gear to pay for modifications to hide its origins and better suit his trade. He converted the lab space to cargo space and an infirmary. He added Fast Throttle, turning the craft in to a Gas Guzzler. He sold some high-tech equipment from the starboard wing’s sensory array pod to make space for a concealed missile launcher. Now identifying Freedom’s Flight as stolen (at least from the philanthropist) would be challenging (but not impossible).
The ship was later acquired by the crew of Acorn and sold at auction on the black market on Persephone. Its current whereabouts are unknown.