Interceptors are robotic spacecraft that are used as part of the cordon around Earth. Clearly of cutting-edge design, interceptors have no external markings to indicate their manufacturer, which suggests that they are deployed by a Planetary Consortium military-tech project. Interceptors are extremely fast, extremely agile, very well armored, and heavily armed. They carry multiple lasers and railguns on swivel-mounts to fire in any direction and are equipped with a missile launcher and explosive missiles. Attempts by scavengers and other parties to capture interceptors have so far failed due to a built-in self-destruction system—the magnitude of the blast suggesting an anti-matter charge.