Orca The Orca was developed as a joint venture between Outer Ring Excavations and Deep Core Mining Inc as a vessel to help meet the demands of New Eden's industry and provide a flexible platform from which mining operations can be more easily managed.

The Orca uses much of the technology developed by ORE for the Rorqual and integrated with the latest advancements from Deep Core Mining research division has developed a vessel which offers a diverse role to all sizes of operations and needs.


Structure HitpointsStructure Hitpoints
46000 HP
Max VelocityMax Velocity
60 m/sec
Inertia ModifierInertia Modifier
0.16 x
Fleet Hangar CapacityFleet Hangar Capacity
40000 m3
Ore Hold CapacityOre Hold Capacity
50000 m3
250,000,000 kg
10250000 m3
30000 m3


powergrid Outputpowergrid Output
960 MW
Low SlotsLow Slots
Med SlotsMed Slots
High SlotsHigh Slots
CPU OutputCPU Output
430 tf
400 points
Upgrade HardpointsUpgrade Hardpoints
3 hardpoints


Recharge timeRecharge time
800 s
Capacitor CapacityCapacitor Capacity
4200 GJ


Maximum Targeting RangeMaximum Targeting Range
60 km
Max  Locked TargetsMax Locked Targets
Magnetometric Sensor StrengthMagnetometric Sensor Strength
15 points
Signature RadiusSignature Radius
550 m
Scan ResolutionScan Resolution
75 mm


Shield CapacityShield Capacity
10750 HP
Shield Em Damage ResistanceShield Em Damage Resistance
0 %
Shield Explosive Damage ResistanceShield Explosive Damage Resistance
50 %
Shield Kinetic Damage ResistanceShield Kinetic Damage Resistance
40 %
Shield Thermal Damage ResistanceShield Thermal Damage Resistance
20 %
Shield recharge timeShield recharge time
2100 s


Armor HitpointsArmor Hitpoints
6900 HP
Armor Em Damage ResistanceArmor Em Damage Resistance
50 %
Armor Explosive Damage ResistanceArmor Explosive Damage Resistance
10 %
Armor Kinetic Damage ResistanceArmor Kinetic Damage Resistance
35 %
Armor Thermal Damage ResistanceArmor Thermal Damage Resistance
35 %


Drone CapacityDrone Capacity
75 m3
Drone BandwidthDrone Bandwidth
50 Mbit/sec


Maximum Active Command RelaysMaximum Active Command Relays
2 +
Maximum Operational DistanceMaximum Operational Distance
5 km
Maximum Concurrent Operational UsersMaximum Concurrent Operational Users
Ship Maintenance Bay CapacityShip Maintenance Bay Capacity
400000 m3
Tractor Beam Range BonusTractor Beam Range Bonus
250 %
Rig SizeRig Size


Orca Blueprint i Orca Blueprint

Required skills

Primary Skill required
Industrial Command Ships Industrial Command Ships I
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command V
ORE IndustrialORE Industrial III
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command III
Mining DirectorMining Director I
LeadershipLeadership I
Mining ForemanMining Foreman V
LeadershipLeadership I



High Sec

This fitting is for 0.5 security systems and above. It has a moderately strong hybrid shield tank. It also maximizes the storage capacity. The tank will not hold up to any prolonged onslaught and a player in a measly frigate will likely be able to break it, provided he survives (or shoots down) your drones. Do not get overconfident.

High Slots
Medium Slots
  • 1x Survey Scanner II
  • 1x any large shield extender
  • 2x region specific shield hardeners
Low Slots
Rig Slots
Please note: Using the T2 version will maximize your cargohold, however the massive cost make them undesireable.
  • 10x any small drones
Please note: T1 drones are appropriate for 0.5 security systems and above. Use T2 drones for 0.4 security systems and below.

Uses and special abilities

The orca is used for three major tasks boosting and hauling during corp mining ops, hauling ships and assets around New Eden, and as a movable pos like structure in Low sec and WH space.

The orcas's four holds make it stand out from the rest of the ships that fly the space ways.

  • The ore hold can only carry ore and cannot be expanded. It is used during mining ops and when transporting ore to be sold at a higher price in a near by system.
  • The cargo hold like on all ships is expandable using cargo optimization rigs and expanded cargoholds. It can be used to haul anything.
  • The ships maintanance bay is used to hold a few fitted ships if you need to move them with out flying them. Having this bay also allows corpmates to refit their ships without going back to a station. Its contents will not show up on kill mails.
  • The Corporation Hanger works like any corp hanger and can be controled using Corp roles. Unless you are using the orca in WH space or 0.0 to refit ships it is just more room to store stuff that you need to haul around. A special feature of a corp hanger is that its contents will not show up on kill mails.

Recommended Skills

Above and beyond the skills required to pilot the ship and use the appropriate modules, these skills will help you maximize your role.

Hint: With maximized Orca skills the range of your fleets mining lasers will be greater than their max targeting distance (unless they have trained Long Range Targeting. The Information Warfare skill will boost your fleets max targeting range so that it coincides with the max range for the mining lasers.

Additional Images

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ORE Starships

Frigates T Venture
Mining Barges T1 ProcurerRetrieverCovetor
Exhumers T2 SkiffMackinawHulk
Industrial T Primae
Capitals Capital Industrial OrcaRorqual
Salvaging T Noctis