Orbital Complexes are large artificial satellites, capable of sustaining life.
Orbital complexes range in size from single stations up to large, sprawling cities. Complexes can be joined in a daisy-chain arrangement, or simply a group of closely proximate individual complexes in the same orbit. Three general size categories exist: orbital stations, orbital settlements, and orbital cities.
Ship Doctrine (Operations)
Orbital Complex Types
| Orbital Station
|| An Orbital Station is a single large satellite used as an orbital installation, with a permanent population in the tens. Often built as a modular unit, able to be expanded upon as necessary. Some standard station types include refueling station, communications station, research station, fighter base, peace monitor, civilian transfer station (for personnel and/or cargo), or drydock control centre. Possible at TL–7.
| Orbital Settlement
|| An Orbital Settlement is an open-cycle orbital station with a permanent population in the hundreds. Possible at TL–8.
| Orbital City
|| The largest of the orbital complexes, an Orbital City is a closed-cycle orbital station with a permanent population in the thousands. Possible at TL–9.
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