"The Starbridge is a relatively new concept in ship design, in a Federation where ancient traditions are the rule. This vessel channels power straight from a Thorium Nuclear Furnace into its large impulse drives, bypassing life-support and even jump engines. Ancillary power is then provided by turbines mounted behind the engines. This design provides very accurate control of thrust, and great power in normal space. The single drawback is that the turbines must be very strong, pushing the price up by a large margin." ― Buying a Starbridge
"The master of the gorgeous sports-ship-turned-merchant parked in bay 4 tells you that the Starbridge is simply the most advanced ship mankind has ever created. The guy seems competent enough; he would have to be, to earn the extortionate price that Starbridges go for these days. His asking price isn't cheap, but a Starbridge handles like a fighter, has capital scale weaponry, and carries a decent load of cargo. This makes it a worthwhile addition to your fleet." ― Hiring a Starbridge
The Light Capital Class S-25 Starbridge is one of the most versatile civilian starships, designed to play any role from Freighter to courier to pocket battleship. It is powered by a Thorium Reactor that sends power directly into its impulse engines, and turbines located directly behind the engines provide power for secondary systems.
"I prefer this ship over the Valkyrie, but only because of the style points it has. This is just a cool ship. It has great stats, and can be used as a warship to take out much larger vessels (pirating pirates is fun and profitable). I usually go straight from a Heavy Shuttle to a Starbridge." ― EVula Survival Guide
The Starbridge and the Modified Starbridge are both ships that many traders who can afford the licenses and the ships will consider buying. The weaponry and shielding of this vessel is fairly high for trading vessels, and many free-ranging civilians will buy one for the added security.
While any variant of the Starbridge is excellent in its own right, one of the most effective weapon combinations on any of them are Ion Cannons and Hail Chainguns. This combination is one of the best non-government or storyline specific upgrades to any ship, but is particularly useful with the any Starbridge, since they all exhibit excellent levels of agility, expansion room, and shielding. Taking advantage of this configuration through piracy and plundering of large federal or pirate warships such as the Fed and Pirate carriers yields large sums of money, and the same goes for plundering Leviathins, although you should watch your legal status when doing so. And if you like your starbridge enough to keep it through the entire game, this is a good weapons configuration to keep. Another way to use the Starbridge is to equip 100mm Fixed Railguns and Thunderhead Lances. This loadout allows you to kill capital ships without too much difficulty.
The Class E Modified Starbridge one of the most desirable ships in the game; it has the best shields of any starbridge variant, high top speed and agility, and plenty of expansion room once it's stripped down.
In the Polaris storyline you can equip 1-2 Bio Relay Lasers and Wraith Cannons, cloak, fast jump, and multi-jump.
|Civilians||Civilian Ships: Cargo Drone (v) (i) 2k as escort only, Shuttle (v) (i) 10k, Heavy Shuttle (v) (i) 17.5k, Viper (v) (i) 80k, Asteroid Miner (i) 150k, Terrapin (v) (i) 150k, Lightning (WG) (v) (i) 250k, Thunderhead (v) (i) 300k, Valkyrie (v) (i) 350k, Star Liner (v) (i) 500k, Starbridge (v) (i) 600k (Modified (v) (i) 750k), IDA Frigate (v) (i) 750k, Pegasus (v) (i) 2M, Leviathan (v) (i) 12M |
Civilian Outfits • Civilian Weapons • Federation Licenses
|Side Missions||Cunjo Hunt • Escort Band • GLi-Tech (Missions) • Launch Probe • Sigma Shipyards (Main Missions • Repeatable Missions) • Temmin Shard • Terraforming • Tutorial • United Shipping (Main Missions • Repeatable Missions)|
|Other Missions||Derelicts • Duels • Revenge • Punishment • Blow Stuff Up|
|Bounty Hunters||Bounty Hunters Storyline (Minor Storyline • Heraan Link • Rebel Link)|
|Wild Geese||Wild Geese Storyline (Preamble • Intro Missions • Path 1 • Path 2 • Heraan Link • Association Link)|