"I'm told that Geryon was the son of Medusa. He had one body and three heads, which fits, since we have three ships docked to the core."
Clara Atkinson (from Prometheus: Fire and Stone)

Geryon was an engine core spacecraft registered to Weyland-Yutani Corporation. As an engine core, it was used to move groups of smaller vessels through interstellar space. In 2217, Geryon was used to transport the command ship Helios, the salvage ship Kadmos, and the patrol ship Perses to LV-223 in search of the missing USCSS Prometheus under the guise of a routine salvage mission. Geryon was last known to be abandoned in orbit around the moon.



Engine Core Vehicle, Research and Recovery Vessel

Status: Abandoned with the Kadmos.


Command Ship

Status: Destroyed. Crash landed on LV-223.


Patrol Ship

Status: Destroyed. Blown up by Ahab's Self-Destruct Device on LV-223.


Salvage Ship

Status: Abandoned with the Geryon.


In 2090, Sir Peter Weyland sent a probe to collect and transmit environmental information about LV-223, one of three moons of the gas giant Calpamos located in the Zeta² Reticuli system. Ultimately, the probe was destroyed by a Engineer and stopped relaying information. In 2217, Geryon set out on a two-year journey toward LV-223 to retrieve a lost research vessel. By January 2219, Geryon was orbiting the moon. Unbeknownst to the rest of the crew, Captain Angela Foster had her own agenda — to find the USCSS Prometheus and finish what Weyland and the rest of his crew started 125 years earlier.


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Hercules fighting Geryon.

The Geryon was named after the son of Medusa. Geryon had three bodies and three heads, much like how the ship carried three smaller vessels.