The Falcon is a fast science ship of the Laconian Imperial Navy.


History[edit | edit source]

The Falcon was commissioned by High Consul Duarte to be sent to the dead systems to study them. The ship consisted of both a military crew and a science crew who were given military ranks[1].

With the addition of full immersion acceleration couches, the ship can accelerate at a rate of at least 30Gs without significantly endangering the crew. Given this thrust was under emergency conditions, it is unlikely it can accelerate much faster than this without killing its occupants.

Dead System Surveys[edit | edit source]

  • Charon system - a trinary star system that included a planet where it rained glass shards.
  • Naraka system - where the science vessel found a large crystal flower artifact.
  • Adro system - a system that held a single Jupiter-sized planetary body.
  • Tecoma system - a system that was devoid of all matter except for an artificially created neutron star on the brink of collapse.

Tecoma Star Collapse[edit | edit source]

The ship and its crew escaped from the Tecoma system and into the Slow zone as the system's collapsing neutron star released a Gamma-ray burst.[2]

Slow Zone Catastrophe[edit | edit source]

Elvi Okoye's experiences help her initiate the ship's emergency escape procedures to the Laconia system. It is heavily damaged with parts of it missing and only with its regenerative hull does it manage to keep together. A portion of the Ship's crew do not survive, with many others injured.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Expanse Novel Tiamat's Wrath - Chapter 1: Elvi
  2. The Expanse Novel Tiamat's Wrath - Chapter 19: Elvi
  3. The Expanse Novel Tiamat's Wrath - Chapter 21: Elvi
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