Model Number: MMAPM-089D
Type: All-Purpose Miner
- Speed: 150 m/s (dry)
- 212 crates
- All-purpose 4-laser drill system
- Onboard reconstruction machine
- Dual-mode asteroid avoidance v2
- Andargor's gyro direction finder
Designed as a mid-range miner catering to players aspiring to move on in the world, the sleek Skalpell strikes an odd sight with its long and slender nose, with its 4-laser drill mounted on top. Its name is drawn from its surgical surface mining capability. Unlike the larger miners in the Ark's Sparks catalogue that can brute force a large pit using excessive amounts of lasers, the Skalpell mines smart by incising a small hole in the surface, drilling deep before spreading its lasers out to the sides in order to collapse the ground in a large radius around itself. It is heavily reliant on the crew disembarking to get at the exposed ores with a pickaxe, however. As with other surface mining-capable ships in the AS lineup, the Skalpell carries a reconstruction machine onboard in case of mining accidents.
The Skalpell is equally at home in the belt as it is on a lunar surface, its drill capable of easily demolishing asteroids given enough time.
CAUTION: The Skalpell has an extremely small margin of error when used in the surface mining role hovering over a central pillar owing to its small drill and can easily crash if not well aligned with gravity! It is recommended to use the surface mining mode only within a safe zone until you've grown confident with its use.
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Dry Max Speed:
- ✓ Heat
- ✓ Credits + Ore
- ✓ Miner
- ✓ ISAN
- ✓ Automated