RSC Executive Suite Module MK-1A
The RSC Executive Suite Module designed by North Givenway is a fully self contained spacecraft capable of being ejected from the parent vessel in an emergency providing for the safety of the people inside. This module was specifically designed for use on-board the E.R.S. Cassiopeia.
When docked with the parent vessel, only one of the access doors is activated as the opposing set of doors are blocked by a major bulkhead. The module is docked so that the bow of the module faces the exterior hull of the ship, so that in an emergency, it can fly forward to get clear of the parent vessel. The module is connected to the parent via a series of detachable umbilicals which provide all of the resources needed by the module allowing it to be slaved off the parent. Resources such as Electricity, Oxygen, Water, and Data connections. A set of four docking clamps with explosive bolts at the back of the module fix it to the frame of the parent vessel.
The center of the module is dominated by the large spacious common room which which acts as the entry to the suite and the main work-space for the assigned crew-member. On the aft wall are 3 doors leading to the bedroom on the port side of the module, the bathroom, and the aft maintenance section of the module. The door on the forward wall, port side, leads into a small galley and there is an opposing door on the starboard side next to the display screen, which leads into the forward maintenance area. Large wide doors on the port and starboard walls allow entrance and egress from the suite, either into the parent vessel or to the outside if the module has been ejected and has landed. Only one set of side doors is usable when docked to the parent vessel.
The main feature of the common room is the crew workstation and the large primary view screen. The view screen is remotely controlled from the work station and can be set to display the view from any number of optical sensor on the module or the parent vessel, or set to display a wide range of information from the on-board databases or other sensor system. What ever information the crew-member needs for their duties is right at their finger tips. The workstation features a umber of independent displays all of which act as digital input terminals allowing the crew-member to interact with systems or information simply by touching the appropriate area of the screen.
Above the workstation is an large overhead sensor cluster and lightning array which provides directed lightning around the workstation and crew health and situation monitoring. The upper portion of the crew restraint system is also integrated with the overhead assembly. The floor side of the crew restraint system encircles the base of the chair and workstation.
The crew restraint system is a system which suspends the crew member in a fixed energy field isolating everything within the field from external gravity, inertial and kinetic forces. While the field is active, the ship can execute maneuvers which would exceed counteractive capabilities of the inertial dampening system and would pose a serious hazard to the crew-member. However, while the field is active, the crew member is not able to move or take any actions.
The hull of the module is made from the same materials as the ERS Cassiopeia's hull and structure.
Propulsion is provided by an electromagnetic propulsion system developed by Frank Walker of Research One.
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