Primary Crew Module
The ship's primary crew module holds living and work spaces for the day to day needs of the ship's crew. It is largely intended to be a generic crew-module who's design can be copied and used in other craft so it contains a number of configurable spaces.
Secondary Crew Module
The ship's secondary crew module houses mission-specific decks for the crew's use, including the more specialized labs, manufacturing tools, and Echoni
living spaces. Much like the Primary crew module, this also contains its own life support systems and avionics.
The middle-area between the two crew modules contains a lift that provides transport from the crew modules down to the ship's launch bay, and provides access to the containerized component modules along the sides of the ship.
The Midsection of the upper module has space enough for 28 containerized component modules. These can be used to supplement the ship's own internal systems or for mounting additional weapon systems.
x2 Star-ship orientation and stability systems containers
x2 MACS-4 Electrogravitational Communication System
2x Containerized Short Range Communication System
2x Containerized Interplanetary Communication System
The ship houses 6 launch bays, each with their own deployment and navigation lighting that can be projected outward holographically. Each shuttle bay has the dimensions listed below, and is generally large enough to hold a single gleesman class shuttle if loaded diagonally. Two additional cargo container spaces are housed just under each launch bay door, adding an additional 12 spaces for cargo containers.
7.75 Meters Tall
14.22 Meters Wide
10.34 Meters Deep
Reaction Mass Tanks
The bulk of the ship in terms of weight is the ship's reaction mass tanks. This is a necessity of travel through space, requiring large amount of stored materials to make increasingly longer trips. The Edward Deming as of 2320 was using very basic storage tanks but after the first expedition to Azathoth
the drop tanks were replaced with S6 series remote storage drones.
The ED with Re-Mass tanks disconnected
The ED with S6 series tanks docking with the ship
The Deming has a central internal storage tank, and exterior mounting points for 12 drop-tanks.
Additional equipment was then added to this area including four movable, extendable, support arms for repair work that are positioned between the tanks themselves.
Reactor and Engine
Contained in a large Torus at the base of the ship, the Superluminal Engine provides both an aneutronic fusion based power source for the ship as well as a means for providing faster than light
travel. This energy can be vented out the rear of the ship for use in a high specific impulse fusion drive.
The entire engine assembly is situated behind a composite material radiation shield to help protect the ship while the engine is in use.