The CT-6 Proton is a large Pinnace used to transfer 50 passengers or 20 metric tons of cargo between the surface of a planet and starships or space stations in orbit. It has two large hydrogen-composite engines in the rear and variable-geometry wings that swing forward for landing and takeoff and sweep back for the high-speed climb towards the edge of the atmosphere. Protons are manufactured on Minos by the Exedra-Bernoulli division of Exedra Enterprises.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Exedra Enterprises is a fictional megacorporation dreamed up by Martin way back in sixth grade, and the Proton was the name of a light civilian aircraft they manufactured. The image comes from the Honor Harrington universe.