A colony ship was a type of starship used to colonize a planet or moon.

Before the invention of the hyperdrive, human colony ships were usually large, slow vessels that took hundreds of T-years to reach their destination, resulting in the dilemma that sometimes the target system had already been reached by faster ships of later centuries upon arrival. (UHH)

Most early colony ships were built in orbit of Earth or Mars. (HH8)

Known colony ships Edit

  • The Icarus was the first Warshawski sail-using colony ship sent into space by humanity. Unlike other colony ships which were dismantled at the target location, she remained in use for over two hundred T-years. (UHH)

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