Asp Explorer (Oolite)

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Asp Explorer
Asp Explorer 01.PNG
Size (W×H×L) 36 m×11 m×42 m
Cargo capacity 5 TC
Cargo bay extension N/A
Maximum speed 0.38 LM
Manoeuvrability Pitch: 0.9
Roll: 1.8
Yaw: 0.9
Thrust: 45
Energy banks 5.5
Energy recharge rate

Good (4.25)

Gun mounts Fore: 1x
Rear: 1x
Missile slots 1
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 300,000₢


A member of the Neo-Asp family. Smaller and slower but with a slightly better energy recharge rate, some cargo space and a 75,000₢ lower basic price. Based on the designs of Simon B, this ship's purpose was reconnaissance and scouting. While decommissioned from the Galactic Navy years ago, they still form part of some local Navies. Unfortunately the majority of the Asp Explorers are now used by assassins and pirates.

Originally produced by the Zorgon Petterson Group this craft is today offered under license from SoloTek Industries.

From the original ReadMe

Asp Mk I and Asp Explorer with new HUDs
Submitted by Wolfwood on Tue, 2006-04-25 08:27.

Asp Mark I is based on the model used for Asp in ArcElite, which is very different from any Asp in any other version of the Elite. It offers a slightly smaller, poor man's version of the Asp Mk II, a bit smaller, a bit weaker but with a very small amount of cargo space.

ArcElite also professed a variant Asp model that is different enough from the one used above to warrant a separate ship. This one is called Asp Explorer (after the Asp in FFE) and it is somewhere between Asp Mk I and Asp Mk II in speed, but slightly above Mk II in strength. But it is also a bit larger than the regular Asp Mk II and is slower at roll and pitch.

Additionally, because of its size, the ship also has a large tank for fuel, allowing almost two consecutive jumps without the necessity to refuel at the local sun.

Both of these ships come with a re-imagined HUD. The package also includes a HUD for the regular Asp Mark II, for those who want to use it for the regular ship (but you'll have to edit the shipdata for Asp Mk2 yourself).


Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Fuel ScoopsEscape CapsuleDocking ComputersWitch Fuel InjectorsGalactic HyperdriveAdvanced Space CompassScanner Targeting EnhancementMulti-Targeting System • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMilitary LaserEnergy Bomb • {{{6}}} • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Defence E.C.M. SystemExtra Energy UnitNaval Energy UnitShield BoostersMilitary Shield EnhancementExternal Heat Shielding • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}


Asp Explorer 01.PNG
Asp Explorer
(Neolite Wolfies)
Asp Explorer 02.PNG
Asp Explorer
(Simon B's Ships OXP)


Wolfwood's HUD for his Asp Explorer

The Asp Explorer could be found in 2 packages, both based on Simon B design:


  • Simon Bridge aka Simon B (models, textures, shaders)
  • Capt. Murphy (repackage and minor bug fix)
  • CaptSolo (various improvements)


For Simon B's Ships OXP the minimum requirement is Oolite 1.80.


This ship is part of the Neolite Ships and the Simon B's Ships OXP.

The original Wolfwood version is in the Wolfwood's Variants OXP


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  • Zorgon Petterson Group (main manufacturer)
  • Asp Mark II (The standard model, a fearsome fighting ship.)
  • Asp Mark II Special (2 generations had been build. The first was later used to design the Asp-X, the second is a smaller but still deadly Asp Mark II.)
  • Navy Asp Mark II (An Asp specially designed for the Galactic Navy. While the first generation wasn't able to live up to the expectations, the second (based on the Asp Mark II Special) is still serving in several navies.)
  • Asp-X (A powerful heavy interceptor, based on the design of the first generation of the Asp Mark II Special. Originally developed for Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy but also licensed for civilian use.)
  • Asp Explorer (FE2 / FFE)
  • Asp Mk.I the original Asp.