Author: Felix Schulthess?
A normal human transport ship, that is about the size of a big truck. It is used for small transports, that don't go too far. For example, some of these ships shuttle between earth and the space stations in orbit to deliver people and material. The cargo is packed in containers that are attached to the side of the ship. One ship can carry up to six containers (see picture).
Normally these transport ships are escorted by smaller and more agile ships to protect them on their way since the transport ships themselves are unarmed. However they are armored because they have powerful engines to move such big weight through space.