An environmental suit is designed to protect its wearer from the weather and other conditions on habitable planets. It is made of lightweight, quilted cloth. The suit covers the entire body and has a built-in gas mask, goggles, and a small heating/cooling system. This will keep the suit cooled to a comfortable temperature on hot planets and warm on cold planets.
The suit also protects against tainted atmospheres, airborne irritants, and dust- and sandstorms. Any field may be used with the suit, and it may be worn under an albedo suit or skeinsuit. It may not be worn under a slipsuit. The environmental suit itself gives no protection from attacks. The suit may be powered from a power pack or powerclip.
An environmental suit uses 1 SEU per day if the heating/cooling system is used.
Notes and References[edit | edit source]
- Previously developed material for Star Frontiers: Alpha Dawn not released before development of Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space. Released in the article "For a Fistful of Credits" by AD co-developer Zeb Cook in Dragon Magazine #112.
- Some models might be mistaken for lightweight spacesuits at a distance.
- Or a breathing apparatus in environments where there is pressure, but eliminating exposure to it is desirable (such as no oxygen, need for absolute isolation [radiation suits, biohazard suits, etc]).
- More limited versions designed to protect against one specific extreme environment or condition ("cold suits" radiation suits, desert survival suits, etc) may be available at a lesser cost.