8.19.2015

Affinity-Upper Launch Bay


Reclamation Rocket Vessels launch from one the Arkship's upper launch bays. Once a crowded bay full of fighters during the chaos of war, now with less traffic, are manned with just enough crew to send out reclamation ships. These launches are solemn events. First the ships and pilots are prepared for launch. Pilots coat themselves in the cooling fluid, which adheres to their gear and is flame retardant. It is also is viewed by the pilots as a makeshift form of a blessing and good luck during the launch process. Then the launch bar doors slide upward, the ships are lowered and blast barricades are put in place, just before the rockets are fired to exit the bay.