The Anthropochory Venture
A colony ship is a massive space-faring vessels designed to carry everything necessary to establish a colony on a faraway world. Depending on its class, a single ship may be able to hold as many as 4,000-6,000 human colonists in (_cryo-sleep), along with hundreds of thousands of tonnes of heavy machinery, prefabricated buildings, supplies, and other equipment. Because of their size, however, colony ships are not designed to land on a planetary surface, and are only rarely even capable of atmospheric transit. As such, they rely on short-range shuttles to transfer their contents, both human and material, to and from the ship.