ROBOTECH Technical Files
by Rob Morgenstern, Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen


Rockwell International SC-27A&B Star Goose VIP Space Shuttle

UN SPACY Seal Southern Cross Seal REF Seal
SC-27 Star Goose
Aircraft Separator


I. Dimensions.

Length: 24.8 meters
Wingspan : 25.3 meters
Height: 13.5 meters
Weight: 45.3 metric tons (A model)
48.6 metric tons (B model)
Booster length: 80.2 meters
Booster diameter: 26.8 meters

II. Type.

III. Propulsion.

A Model:
B Model:
All models:
Star Goose in Space with Escort

IV. Performance:

A Model
B Model

V. Sensory Systems:

Radar System:
Optical tracking:
Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):

VI. Armament:

VII. Armor:

Full nuclear and chemical protection, immunity from hand fired solids and energy beams, shrapnel and other fragments. Limited protection from heavier weaponry, adequate up to 20mm autocannon shells or equivalent. Additional thermal shielding provided for repetitious re-entry maneuvers.

VIII. Development:

The Star Goose was designed to provide a means to transport personnel and supplies from Earth up to spacecraft in orbit and back again. The passenger seats provide an individualized armor sheath/emergency life pod capable of sustaining life for up to 12 hours.

Few A models survived the Zentraedi Holocaust, mostly being stationed aboard the SDF-1. The RDF still needed space shuttles to ferry troops up to the remaining Zentraedi fleet. Due to the limited production capabilities of the RDF until the procurement of the Factory Satellite, it was decided that a new model would be created that maximized sharing of components with other higher production units, especially the Valkyrie. The shuttle used the smaller the Valkyrie thrusters, but added a center thruster to each bank. The B model also has a third intake on top of the shuttle to support the VTOL thrusters.

See additional design notes.

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