Q-Signal Messenger Drone

The Q-Signal Messenger Drone, designed by Incom, is a one-trip vehicle that is used to deliver information to a predetermined location. The drone, piloted by a droid brain, typically carries information, but also has an eight cubic meter cargo bay for storing materials as well. Since the drone has no communication units, whoever launches the drone can only hope that it reaches its intended destination.

In order for the drone to be used, the astrogation coordinates for its destination must be programmed into the unit before it can be deployed. Only one set of coordinates can be programmed into the drone's nav computer at any given time. Upon reaching its destination, the drone drops out of hyperspace and enters orbit. The drone must be physically retrieved and the correct password must be entered to retrieve the shipment.

The Farstar has six messenger drones in storage and are being saved for when the ship travels beyond the 100-light-year maximum range of their subspace transceiver.

Incom Q-Signal Messenger Drone

Class: Starfighter Crew: n/a (Normal +2)
Size: Diminutive (6.2 m long) Initiative: +6 (+4 size, +2 crew)
Hyperdrive: x1 Maneuver: +6 (+4 size, +2 crew)
Passengers: 0 Defense: 24 (+4 size, +10 armor)
Cargo Capacity: 800 kg Shield Points: None
Consumables: 3 weeks Hull Points: 30 (DR 10)
Cost: 18,500 (new)
Maximum Speed in Space: Ramming (10 squares/action)
Atmospheric Speed: None

Weapon: None