TAU Rockhopper

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TAU Rockhopper
TAU Rockhopper.png
Size (W×H×L) 56m×45m×130m
Cargo capacity 80 TC
Cargo bay extension 15 TC
Maximum speed 0.28 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.5
Pitch: 1.0
Energy banks 6
Energy recharge rate

Medium (3.4)

Gun mounts Fore, Aft
Port, Starboard
Missile slots 1
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 260,000 Cr


The Rockhopper is the first ship designed by Tiared Aerodynamics Unit.

Most trading vessels have a huge cargo capacity, thus sacrificing speed and maneuverability, which comes very handy in a space battle. The Rockhopper tries to balance this: Having only 80 TC capacity, there is a significant amount of space to install better engines, thrusters and generators in the ship, resulting in a higher top speed and better energy recharge rate.


Available to players from Tech Level 7 systems and above.

It is a regular trading and mining vessel, but occasionally pirates choose it as their freighter too.


The pack is in OXZ format, so it is incompatible with versions below v1.79. It also makes use of features introduced in v1.83, so while it is compatible with earlier versions, it is recommended to use it with v1.83 or later.

Thanks to

Norby and another_commander for help in balancing the price and implementing multiple lasers.

Download OXZ

Available from the in-game expansion manager, as well as from here:
Download from the Oolite Wiki (650 downloads).

Version history

v1.1.2 - Fixed default equipment when buying ship
v1.1.1 - Reduced price, changed external viewport distances
v1.1.0 - Added support for multiple lasers on v1.83+
v1.0.1 - Fixed required version, matched internal manifest to the generated one
v1.0.0 - OXZ created

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