Michael Bishop (NECA Bishop Android) Weyland-Yutani Lifeboat Module Concept Art
Updated: Apr 24, 2019
The Lifeboat provided not only life sustaining resources for half a century but also a "safety beacon" that connected to COMNET and this link to the company net is most likely how Dr. Shaw transmitted her last message received from January 1, 2094. This luxury entertainment, medical, and private suite was built to last indefinitely and was outfitted with the best communications equipment.
The Weyland Corp Lifeboat seemed like a logical, mobile comfortable hub that could attach to a or fit inside of the Colonial Marines ship transporting Michael Bishop and still maintain a link with Weyland-Yutani COMNET. Michael Bishop could have used a Weyland Lifeboat to prepare for his encounter with Ellen Ripley to review incoming feeds from the Fury 161 Closed Circuit Security Feeds.
“Once free of the mothership, the lifeboat operates using its own propulsion system, and features a retro-rocket capability as well as its own atmosphere and safety beacon.”
Prometheus: The Art of The Film, page 58.