Custom Cargo Accommodations
Custom Cargo Accommodations (CCA) produces Cargo Accommodation Standard Space Shipping Containers (CASSSCs), compatible with standard interfaces on all launch vehicles and interorbital spacecraft currently in use. Taking inspiration from the shipping industry on earth, the Foundation Society decided in 2038 that all extraterrestrial cargo must be transported in CASSSCs.
CASSSCs are 9 metres long with square 4.5 metre cross-sections and weigh 1 metric tonnes each when empty. Generic CASSSCs are aluminium, fully enclosed and vented to permit pressure equalisation, however special CASSSC’s can be whatever customers choose within standard size and interface constraints, including pressurised, open framework or made of composite materials. CASSSCs, thanks to Foundation Society backing, are now available from distribution facilities at all major Foundation Society settlements and transportation hubs.
Each CASSSC costs $2,000 for hire, presuming return to a facility for refurbishment, or $12,000 for the full purchase of one.
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