Nova-Drive Z Series Escape Pod

Nova-Drive Z-series Escape Pod

Craft: Nova-Drive Z-series Escape Pod
Type: Escape Pod
Scale: Speeder
Length: 4.8 meters
Skill: Space transports: Nova-Drive Z-series Escape Pod
Crew: 1
Passengers: 9 seated + 1 on floor or 1 droid
Cargo Capacity: 100 kilograms
Consumables: 1 week
Cost: 1125 cr (new)
Weight: 5 metric tons
Maneuverability: 1D
Space: 5
Atmosphere: 295; 850 kmh
Hull: 3D
     Passive: 6/0D

Capsule: In order to comply with imperial law, (see Galaxy Guide 6 "Tramp Freighters" page 43 "Escape Equipment") Nova-Drive developed the Z-series Escape Pod for all its Z craft lines. Once activated, the cover over the escape pod breaks away (via explosive charges) from the host ship allowing the pod to exit under it's own power. The Z-series is capable of limited automatic control which activates the emergency transponder and navigates the pod towards the closest habitable planet. It then enters orbit or lands depending on operator selection. If no planets are available, the lifeboat moves to a preset minimum safe distance from its host ship. Due to the the high probability of severe reentry damages caused to the pod and the fragile nature of the landing struts, this pod is not reuseable.