Rorqual

Rorqual

Rorqual The Rorqual was conceived and designed by Outer Ring Excavations in response to a growing need for capital industry platforms with the ability to support and sustain large-scale mining operations in uninhabited areas of space.

To that end, the Rorqual's primary strength lies in its ability to grind raw ores into particles of smaller size than possible before, while still maintaining their distinctive molecular structure. This means the vessel is able to carry vast amounts of ore in compressed form.

Additionally, the Rorqual is able to fit a capital tractor beam unit, capable of pulling in cargo containers from far greater distances and at far greater speeds than smaller beams can. It also possesses a sizeable drone bay, jump drive capability and the capacity to fit a clone vat bay. This combination of elements makes the Rorqual the ideal nexus to build deep space mining operations around.

Due to its specialization towards industrial operations, its ship maintenance bay is able to accommodate only industrial ships, mining barges and their tech 2 variants

Structure

Structure Hitpoints

Structure Hitpoints
250,000 HP

Max Velocity

Max Velocity
60 m/sec

Inertia Modifier

Inertia Modifier
0.05 x

Fleet Hangar Capacity

Fleet Hangar Capacity
30000 m3

Fuel Bay Capacity

Fuel Bay Capacity
10000 m3

Ore Hold Capacity

Ore Hold Capacity
250000 m3

Mass

Mass
1,180,000,000 kg

Volume

Volume
14500000 m3

Capacity

Capacity
40000 m3

Fitting

powergrid Output

powergrid Output
305,000 MW

Low Slots

Low Slots
3

Med Slots

Med Slots
7

High Slots

High Slots
6

CPU Output

CPU Output
920 tf

Calibration

Calibration
400 points

Upgrade Hardpoints

Upgrade Hardpoints
3 hardpoints

Capacitor

Recharge time

Recharge time
3900 s

Capacitor Capacity

Capacitor Capacity
54560 GJ

Targeting

Maximum Targeting Range

Maximum Targeting Range
160 km

Max  Locked Targets

Max Locked Targets
7

Magnetometric Sensor Strength

Magnetometric Sensor Strength
115 points

Signature Radius

Signature Radius
4.50 km

Scan Resolution

Scan Resolution
75 mm

Shield

Shield Capacity

Shield Capacity
90000 HP

Shield Em Damage Resistance

Shield Em Damage Resistance
0 %

Shield Explosive Damage Resistance

Shield Explosive Damage Resistance
50 %

Shield Kinetic Damage Resistance

Shield Kinetic Damage Resistance
40 %

Shield Thermal Damage Resistance

Shield Thermal Damage Resistance
20 %

Shield recharge time

Shield recharge time
14400 s

Armor

Armor Hitpoints

Armor Hitpoints
30,000 HP

Armor Em Damage Resistance

Armor Em Damage Resistance
50 %

Armor Explosive Damage Resistance

Armor Explosive Damage Resistance
10 %

Armor Kinetic Damage Resistance

Armor Kinetic Damage Resistance
35 %

Armor Thermal Damage Resistance

Armor Thermal Damage Resistance
35 %

Drones

Drone Capacity

Drone Capacity
300 m3

Drone Bandwidth

Drone Bandwidth
125 Mbit/sec

Miscellaneous

Maximum Active Command Relays

Maximum Active Command Relays
2 +

Maximum Operational Distance

Maximum Operational Distance
5 km

Maximum Concurrent Operational Users

Maximum Concurrent Operational Users
10

Jump Drive Fuel Need

Jump Drive Fuel Need
Oxygen Isotopes

Maximum Jump Range

Maximum Jump Range
5 ly

Jump Drive Consumption Amount

Jump Drive Consumption Amount
1000 units

Jump Drive Capacitor Need

Jump Drive Capacitor Need
95 %

Ship Maintenance Bay Capacity

Ship Maintenance Bay Capacity
1000000 m3

Maximum Jump Clones

Maximum Jump Clones
6

Rig Size

Rig Size
XLarge

 

Blueprint

Rorqual Blueprint i Rorqual Blueprint

Required skills

Primary Skill required
Capital Industrial Ships Capital Industrial Ships I
Advanced Spaceship CommandAdvanced Spaceship Command V
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command V
Industrial Command ShipsIndustrial Command Ships III
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command V
ORE IndustrialORE Industrial III
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command III
Mining DirectorMining Director I
LeadershipLeadership I
Mining ForemanMining Foreman V
LeadershipLeadership I
Capital ShipsCapital Ships II
Advanced Spaceship CommandAdvanced Spaceship Command V
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command V
Industrial ReconfigurationIndustrial Reconfiguration I
Advanced Mass ProductionAdvanced Mass Production IV
Mass ProductionMass Production V
IndustryIndustry III
Secondary Skill required
Capital Ships Capital Ships II
Advanced Spaceship CommandAdvanced Spaceship Command V
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command V
Tertiary Skill required
Jump Drive Operation Jump Drive Operation I
NavigationNavigation V
Warp Drive OperationWarp Drive Operation V
NavigationNavigation I
ScienceScience V

The Rorqual is a Capital-class mining support and deployment platform, conceived by CCP in 2007 to address the need for low-security and deep lawless-space (0.0) mining operations. Like other Capital-class vessels (apart from Freighters and Orcas), it cannot enter high-security systems.

With its ability to fit Capital Tractor Beams (which have a 200 kilometer range and 3000 m/s movement speed) and to compress ore and ice, it provides centralized mining support and transport. With the ability to carry several mining vessels and Jump Clones to a remote location via Jump Drive, its role as a mobile platform is unsurpassed. Providing gang bonuses is another branch of the Rorqual's usefulness, allowing a specialized pilot to provide the highest bonuses available to miners in the game.

Many corporations are reluctant to place such a valuable ship on the front line for a mining operation, unless defended by a sizable force. POS safe-spotting is a common practice where the Rorqual sits just outside a POS's shields, where it is available for bonuses and compression, but is not in immediate danger as it would be in the belts. Because of its ability to carry large amounts of ore in compressed form, it is often used as an intermediate transport when a Jump Freighter is not available.

Rorqual features:

A comprehensive listing of the various compressions and their calculations written by Halada is available in this mining guide. Download a copy from this thread.

Additional Images

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ORE Starships

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