The USCSS Prometheus was a Heliades-class space exploration vehicle built and operated by Weyland Corp and captained by Idris Janek. It was a revolutionary starship, and at the time of its launch was the most advanced and expensive faster-than-light space exploration vehicle ever constructed. It was billed as an official United States Commercial Starship in 2091.

USCSS Prometheus
Production information
Manufacturer

Weyland Corp

Product line

Weyland FTL ships

Model

Heavy exploration/prospecting vessel

Class

Heliades-class

Cost

$1 trillion

Technical specifications
Length

130 metres (427 ft.)

Width

48.75 metres (160 ft.)

Height

36.5 metres (120 ft.)

Engine Power

Four nuclear-powered ion plasma engines

Fuel Source

Ionized plasma drive

Power plant

Nuclear fission generators

Sensor Systems

Various comm antennas

Navigation Systems

Independent advanced navigation systems

Armament

Armory of shotguns, pistols, and flamethrowers

Crew

17

Cargo capacity
  • 5x RT Series Group Transports
  • 4x ATV NR6 runabouts
  • 2x heavy mineral extractors
  • 8x Class-A individual crew ejection pods
  • 1x Class-D crew escape module

Video: USCSS Prometheus




Conceived and planned by Sir Weyland himself, Project Prometheus was Weyland Corp's most significant initiative. Weyland named the mission in honor of the Titan Prometheus from Greek mythology, who stole the secret of fire from the Gods and gave it to mankind; now, Weyland returns the favor by giving his own gift of fire to the masses, one that will guide the company and its investors to the ultimate truth via the USCSS Prometheus.



USCSS Prometheus