Imperial Courier (Oolite)

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Imperial Courier
Imperial Courier (Oolite).png
Size (W×H×L) 160m×45m×100m
Cargo capacity 100 TC
Cargo bay extension N/A
Maximum speed 0.35 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.0
Pitch: 1.0
Energy banks 8
Energy recharge rate

Excellent (4.5)

Gun mounts Fore, Aft,
Starboard, Port
Missile slots 4
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available No
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 752,000₢


The Imperial Courier is a military vessel found in the service of the Achenar Empire. For more information check out the entry on Seldar Shipyards.


This is the second version of the Courier. It has a totally new model including rotating engine nacelles (thanks to Aegidian for the help with this).

I haven't tried to reflect the Frontier abilities of this ship due to the immense differences between that game and Oolite. Trying to do that just created an Ubership, and I want the Courier to be accessible to all. That said, it should still present a challenge to new players. With that in mind I would recommend that you only install it if you are an Average or above combateer.

Thanks to the Oolite community for their help bringing this ship to life, including help with the viewpoints and laser positions. Apologies for the wait.

So what's in it then? Well, there are two flavours of IC this time around - the standard Imperial Navy edition (white paint job), which is not available as a player ship and the Seldar Shipyards custom build, (flat grey paint job) which is available to players too.

OXZ Download

Downloadable through the in-game Expansions Manager
Or: The older Imperial Courier OXP can be downloaded from here: Updated 17 August 2014

The OXP contains both a customised version created by Seldar Shipyards (playable) and the original Imperial Navy version (non-player).

Version History

  • V2.2.1
- Added extra colour variations.
- Adjusted the forward and aft view positions to eliminate obstructions.
  • V2.2.0 - Updates by rustem - released 10/12/2018.
- Tweaks to shipdata.plist file.
- Added texture files for illumination map.
- Adjusted roles to better suite ship type and function.
  • V2.1 - released 17/8/2014.
- Corrected one texture that was not loading with libpng-1.5 or newer. (Used on the Mac Oolite versions since 1.76)
- Added some Oolite 1.80 roles
- Added a cockpit light.
  • V2.0 - released 14/06/2007.
- Initial public release.


Concept, 3D model, scripting et al: Selezen

Weapon positions and External View debugging: Commander McLane

Thanks go to many other members of the forum for scripting help and tweaking advice during this development. If anyone else wants credited by name, drop a line to me through the Oolite Forums.



Other versions

ADCK's version

Dertien's Versions

All three Imperial ships (plus 32 others!): see here for the full list (2013-14).

All NPC's will switch on their green and red navigation lights when in the docking queue by installing this additional oxp: